HC Deb 26 September 1939 vol 351 c1195
63. Mr. Brooke

asked the Home Secretary whether householders in vulnerable areas, desiring Anderson steel shelters but not within the classes of persons at present entitled to free distribution, are to be required to wait for them until the free distribution has been completed throughout less vulnerable areas?

Sir J. Anderson

No, Sir. As I intimated in reply to a question on this subject on 1st August, I had hoped that sales of these shelters might have begun this month. Owing to difficulties of production due to the outbreak of war the scheme for placing these shelters on sale has not yet been put into operation; but I hope to be able to bring it into effect early next month.

64. Mr. Cocks

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that very few Anderson shelters have been supplied in Nottinghamshire to the urban district councils of Hucknall, Kirkby, Arnold and Eastwood, and to the rural district council of Basford; and when the requisite number of shelters will be provided?

Sir J. Anderson

Yes, Sir, but in view of the demand from the more exposed areas to which distribution is now proceeding I am afraid that it will be some time before supplies can be allotted to areas which are regarded as less liable to attack.

Mr. Cocks

Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware that Hucknall is a dangerous area?

Sir J. Anderson

I am not in a position to give a direct answer to that question.