HC Deb 21 January 1937 vol 319 cc351-2
20. Mr. De Chair

asked the Home Secretary whether any precautions have been taken to protect the civilian population from burns to exposed parts of the skin resulting from mustard gas bombs?

Mr. Lloyd

Members of the public will be advised to remain indoors in a room which has been protected against gas and they should not, therefore, normally be exposed to burns from vesicant gases. If any should be so burned, the network of first aid posts proposed in time of war in urban areas would enable speedy treatment to be given.

Mr. J. J. Davidson

Has the Department taken any steps to set up factories for making air raid protective clothing for civilians?

Mr. Lloyd

Protective clothing against blistering gases is being supplied by the Government to the air raid precautionary services of local authorities.