HC Deb 24 May 1939 vol 347 c2444

(1) The local authority may, if a representation is made to it by a factory inspector that air-raid shelter cannot reasonably be provided in factory premises for the persons working or living therein, agree with the occupier of the premises to provide, on such terms as to payments by the occupier to the local authority as may be specified in the agreement, a public air-raid shelter which will be available for use, in whole or in part, by those persons.

(2) Sub-section (1) of this Section shall apply in relation to commercial buildings as it applies in relation to factory premises—

  1. (a) with the substitution for references to the occupier of references to the owner; and
  2. (b) with the substitution for the reference to a factory inspector of a reference to a local authority for the purposes of Part III of this Act, or, if that local authority is identical with the authority providing the shelter, with the omission of the reference to the representation of a factory inspector.—[Mr. Sandys.]

Brought up, and read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.