§ 51. Mr. CECIL WILSON
asked the Prime Minister what progress the Committee of Imperial Defence has made since July last in regard to measures to be taken for the protection of the civil population against poison gas, and whether he can state if and when any announcement will be made on the subject?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The measures to which the hon. Member refers are still under consideration as part of the general problem of the protection of the civil population against air attack. It will be appreciated that it is not in the public interest for me to say anything more specific on this subject.
§ Mr. SEXTON
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Secretary of State for War was so extremely anxious to protect people from poison gas that he has actually gone the length of getting an order of the Court to eject a colony of people, thereby giving them the alternative of being poisoned or of freezing to death?