43. Mr. David M. Adams
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that false air-raid warnings are becoming frequent through faulty wires and short-circuiting; and whether he will consider the advisability of other means of warning, other than electricity, so as to prevent such an occurrence which took place at 3 a.m. on the 15th instant at Poplar, causing women and young children to leave their beds to rush out into the darkness and rain to obtain shelter?
§ Sir J. Anderson
I am aware that electrical faults have given rise to a number of false air-raid warnings, but I hope that the periodical tests which are now to be arranged will make these much less frequent.