58. Mr. David Adams
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a decision has now been arrived 1429 at as to the relative proportions of expenditure to be borne by the Exchequer and the municipal authorities, respectively, in connection with air-raid precautions?
§ 60. Mr. Parker
asked the Home Secretary whether the Government have reached any decision as to the financial assistance they propose to give to the local authorities to cover the cost of air-raid precautions; and when an opportunity will occur for this matter to be discussed in the House?
§ The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd)
I would refer the hon. Members to the answer which I gave to a number of questions on this subject on 8th April, to which I am unable at present to add anything.
§ 59. Mr. Parker
asked the Home Secretary whether any research has been done in this country on the use of electro-filters as a protection against poisonous smokes?