15. Mr. J. J. Davidson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has yet received a report of the blackout air-raid precaution test held at Glasgow on 25th February; and, if so, is he satisfied with the measures taken?
§ Mr. Elliot
Yes, Sir. The test as a whole was a great success, although the presence of ground mist made it impossible to use aircraft to observe the effect of the lighting restrictions from the air. The test has shown that very considerable progress has been made in the organisation of the various air raid services, has given useful practical experience to the personnel engaged in it, and has provided information which will be most valuable to the local authority and to the central Departments in the further development of the services.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that officially notice or information has been given that in order to put out the gas-lit lamps in that particular area, the men employed had to start an hour before the sirens gave the warning, and have any steps been taken to obviate this very dangerous delay?