§ 25. Mr. Keeling
asked the Home Secretary how soon the proposed handbook on air raid precautions in the home will be published; what the price will be; whether information as to the best method of making premises gas-proof, blast-proof, and splinter-proof will be distributed to every householder and other occupier free of charge, and when?
§ Mr. Keeling
Is my hon. Friend not in a position to answer whether the information will be given free to the public?
§ 40. Mr. Keeling
asked the Home Secretary what progress has been made in training the Metropolitan police to protect the public during air raids?
41. Mr. Mitchell
asked the Home Secretary what precise arrangements are to be made for training British pharmacists in anti-gas work; and whether any retaining fees will be paid to pharmacists for their assistance in the anti-gas scheme?
§ Mr. Lloyd
The Pharmaceutical Society generously offered the co-operation of its members in connection with air raid precautions, and this offer was gratefully accepted. After discussion it was agreed that in the event of an emergency pharmacists could probably give the greatest service by carrying on with their ordinary work. Arrangements will be made as soon as possible for a number of places at the Civilian Anti-Gas School to be reserved for members of the society, who will be trained as instructors with a view to their training other members of the society in anti-gas precautions. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.