HC Deb 09 November 1939 vol 353 cc394-5
33. Mr. Gallacher

asked the Home Secretary whether he has considered the reports from air-raid precautions wardens in Culross, Buckhaven and North Queens-ferry, all expressing dissatisfaction with the organisation of defence and safety precautions in these areas; and, in view of the general disquiet throughout the area, will he institute an immediate inquiry into the conditions of air-raid precautions in Fifeshire?

Sir J. Anderson

A number of points of detail which have recently been brought to my notice have already been investigated, but I am awaiting a further report from my local officers and when this has been received, I hope within the next few days, I will communicate further with the hon. Member.

Mr. Gallacher

Is the right hon. Gentleman arranging for his officers to visit this area and talk over the matter with the air-raid wardens?

Sir J. Anderson

The hon. Member knows that my officers visited this area a little time ago, and I must leave it to them to judge whether a further visit is necessary.