56. Mr. Creech Jones
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1757 whether he is satisfied that the steps taken in Gibraltar to protect the civil population from air-raids and gas attacks were adequate; and, if not, whether he will give immediate attention to the problem of making some provision in this respect?
Mr. M. MacDonald
In Gibraltar, as elsewhere, the crisis revealed deficiencies in the organisation for the protection of the civil population. A special Air-Raid Precautions Officer has been sent to the Colony from England, and the whole question is receiving the active consideration of the Colonial Government.