§ 64. Mr. CECIL WILSON
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that in many countries scientific investigation is taking place regarding the most deadly forms of poison gas and other inventions designed to exterminate human life; whether any steps are now being-taken in this country, or when will they be taken, in instructing the civil population as to any means whereby they may protect themselves; and whether he can indicate to the House what such steps are?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Sir Laming Worthington-Evans)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the remainder of the question, the measures 2203 to be taken for the protection of the civil population against poison gas are now being considered by the Committee of Imperial Defence.
§ Mr. THURTLE
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether any gas of this character is being manufactured in this country?