HC Deb 21 February 1939 vol 344 cc187-8
32. Mr. Bellenger

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Gibraltar was totally unprepared to resist attack at the time of the crisis; and whether steps have now been taken to put the military defences in a state of preparedness against air, land, and sea bombardment?

Sir V. Warrender

As regards coast and landward defences, Gibraltar was adequately prepared at the time of the crisis. Anti-aircraft defences were relatively weak, but they are in process of being considerably increased.