§ 18 and 19. Mr. Ralph Beaumont
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty (r) whether he has under consideration the construction of bomb-proof shelters in the Royal Dockyards and other establishments in case of emergency;
(2) whether he is considering the construction of bomb-proof shelters in the naval barracks, in view of the probable concentration in the barracks of large numbers of men in time of emergency?
For some time past the Admiralty have devoted their attention to the problem of protecting personnel in all naval establishments against the effects of bombing attacks, but I am sure that my hon. Friend will not wish to press for details of the measures which are contemplated.
§ Mr. Beaumont
Can the Minister assure the House that every step possible will be taken to avoid a repetition of the disastrous occurrences in the last War at Chatham?
§ Mr. R. Acland
If the Minister cannot give the details, will he be in a position 2052 to give at some time the expense of the scheme?