§ The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Neville Chamberlain)
I have been asked to reply to this question. The Circular letter to which the hon. Member refers was sent to local authorities for their 1612 information, and did not invite a reply. The great majority of local authorities have not communicated with me on the subject. Of those who have one only has sent an intimation to the effect suggested in the question.
§ Mr. KIRKWOOD
Is it not the fear of the right hon. Gentleman that the sending out of this Circular is nothing less than getting ready for civil war?