HC Deb 21 November 1939 vol 353 c1024
95. Mr. David Adams

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that covered-in trenches are being provided by the municipality in a northern city in the outlying regions furthest from military objectives, where each house has a garden in which its own shelter or trench could be put, whereas densely inhabited parts of the city are left almost unprovided for; and whether he will take urgent steps to ensure that suburban dwellers who can afford Anderson shelters or other protection should provide this for themselves, and that industrial workers who have no accommodation for Anderson shelters and who are exposed to much greater danger should receive the immediate attention of the municipalities?

Mr. Mabane

My right hon. Friend has written to the hon. Member asking him for the name of the city to which he refers. On receiving this information, my right hon. Friend will make immediate inquiries, and will then communicate with the hon. Member.

Mr. Adams

I am obliged to the hon. Member, but I have here a sealed envelope—

Mr. Speaker rose