§ 21. Sir Thomas Cook
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has any statement to make in respect to Government grants for schemes of air raid precautions?
§ 19. Mr. A. Jenkins
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that a number of local authorities are reluctant to incur expenditure on works in connection with air raid precautions until the Government have indicated the amount of grant to be paid; and can he state when the Government will inform the local authorities of the amount of grant to be paid?
§ The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd)
I regret that I am unable to add anything to the reply which I gave to a number of questions on this subject on 8th April.
§ 24. Mr. Sutcliffe
asked the Home Secretary how the issue of gas-masks to the public is to be effected; whether these will be stored in all towns; and how, in a case of emergency, access to such stores will be arranged?
§ Mr. Lloyd
The detailed arrangements for the issue of gas masks to the public in the event of an emergency are not yet complete, but it can be stated that the respirators will be stored in all towns or districts likely to be subjected to attack from the air, and will be distributed from the store to the individuals at their homes.