§ 19. Mr. BECKER
asked the Secretary of State for War if his Department is fully acquainted with the development of poison gas for war purposes by foreign countries; in view of the great dangers to which our civil population would be put, will he consider means of instructing the public whereby they can protect themselves against enemy gas attacks; and will he consider the advisability of supplying gas masks to every civilian?
§ Mr. MONTAGUE
Could not this necessity be obviated if steps were taken to instruct the British in the elementary principles of patriotism?