HC Deb 19 October 1939 vol 352 cc1037-8
69. Mr. Davidson

asked the Home Secretary how many persons, approximately, are provided for by air-raid shelters established in Glasgow up to date?

Sir J. Andersen

I am arranging to send to the hon. Member the information for which he asks.

Mr. Davidson

While not pressing the Minister, for obvious reasons, for a definite reply to this question, may I ask whether he will make serious representations to the members of the Emergency Committee in Glasgow to do all in their power to stop wild and wrong statements appearing in the Press with regard to this particular question? On a point of Order, may I not have an answer? I did not press the Minister for a reply, but I did ask, in a constitutional manner and in accordance with the customs of this House, a perfectly legitimate supplementary question. May I ask again whether he will not ask the Emergency Committee to take this action? There are wild statements appearing in the Glasgow Press.

Sir J. Anderson

Perhaps I may be allowed to say that I have had the position in Glasgow continuously under attention for some time past and I will look into the points just raised.