HC Deb 18 December 1933 vol 284 cc912-3
45. Captain FULLER

asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that in Italy tunnels constructed for roads, tramways, and underground railways must by law be fit for use as permanent shelters against air attack; and if it is proposed to take similar precautions in this country?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, and to the second in the negative.

Captain FULLER

Are we to understand that the Government consider that air attack is unlikely, or with our present defences can be easily frustrated, or that the existing facilities, whatever they are, for the protection of the public, are adequate?


No, but there is another alternative, and it is that, applied to this country, what is being done in Italy is not effective.