§ 62. Mr. Parker
asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of his refusal to allow Members of Parliament to purchase Government gas-respirators for carrying out experimental tests, he will now, in the public interest, publish the results of official tests which have been made?
§ The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd)
The result of exhaustive official tests is that the civilian respirator has been shown to protect effectively the face, eyes, and lungs against any type of gas which, so far as is known, could be used in war.
§ Mr. Shinwell
Will the hon. Gentleman, in the public interest, reply to the last part of the question, which asks why he 846 refuses to publish the results of the official tests; why does he go on deceiving the public in this fashion?
§ Mr. Sorensen
Will the hon. Gentleman publish particulars regarding air raid precautions against gas for children?