HC Deb 08 June 1939 vol 348 c592
47. Mr. Pilkington

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether it is the policy of the Government to have trenches in all closely populated areas if no other type of protection is immediately available?

Sir J. Anderson

Properly constructed trenches with overhead covering of the necessary standard of protection form part of the shelter policy which I have announced. The extent to which this form of shelter should be provided will, however, vary according to the circumstances in different areas as disclosed by the survey which is now in progress.

Mr. Pilkington

Is my right hon. Friend aware that there are certain areas where there is no alternative protection and that the trenches that were dug last September have now been filled in and no other arrangements made?

Sir J. Anderson

That is one of the matters which should be disclosed by the survey now in progress.