§ 39. Mr. Tinker
asked the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence what provision he is making to deal with burning pit-heaps so as to prevent enemy aircraft having beacon marks to make to in the event of hostilities arising with other nations?
§ The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Sir Samuel Hoare)
I have been asked to reply. A considerable amount of work is being done on methods of controlling burning pit-heaps, as a peace-time problem; and the position will be kept under review with the air-raid precautions aspects in mind.
§ Mr. G. Griffiths
Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us where this considerable work is being done? I have been putting questions to the chief of police in the West Riding and, as far as I can find out, nothing is being done. In fact, I believe that the opinion is held that nothing can be done unless these heaps are cleared away altogether.
§ Sir S. Hoare
That is not my information. If the hon. Member will put down another question I will see what answer can be given to it.