§ 44. Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if, in view of the shortage of technical equipment, whereby in one instance six Territorial anti-aircraft batteries in London have to share one important instrument, and also seeing that the gun-lorries are so old that they are lighted on the road by acetylene lamps, he will confer with the authorities of the City of London regarding the present position of their defences against air attack; and is he satisfied with the security afforded by the present position?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Duff Cooper)
I am aware of the shortage of technical equipment for these batteries, and steps are being taken with a view to improving the position generally as financial circumstances permit. I do not know in what way consultation with the authorities of the City of London would help to solve this particular difficulty.
§ Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE
May I ask whether there is any objection to the City of London making up the shortage in equipment, if they so desire?
§ Mr. COOPER
No, Sir, there is no objection. I am sure the War Office would welcome such an act on the part of the City of London.