HC Deb 14 December 1939 vol 355 c1246
37. Mr. Mander

asked the Home Secretary whether he has any statement to make with reference to the present carrying out of the lighting regulations; and whether he is satisfied that all necessary precautions are being taken by shops in connection with the scheme recently authorised?

Sir J. Anderson

I am satisfied that, speaking generally, the public fully realise the importance of the black-out, and have shown a commendable readiness to co-operate in maintaining it. I have, however, found it necessary, as the hon. Member is aware, to call attention to a rather widespread misinterpretation of the relaxation recently sanctioned in connection with the lighting of shops.