§ 59. Mr. Touche
asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he is aware that delay is being caused in the provision of air-raid shelters in commercial buildings by reason of the fact that under Section 15 of the Civil Defence Bill owners of commercial buildings doing such work before the passing of the Act will not have the right to charge tenants with their share of the expenses; and whether he will consider making the Bill retrospective in this respect?
§ Sir J. Anderson
I am not aware of any delay in the provision of air-raid shelters in commercial buildings which could be attributed to the cause suggested. If, however, my hon. Friend will be so good as to send me any information he may have bearing on the matter I will consider what action can appropriately be taken.