HC Deb 18 April 1940 vol 359 c1101
43. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Home Secretary whether he is now in a position to supply the Falkirk and district area of Stirlingshire with steel shelters and other protection against air-raids; and whether he will now include the district in the protected areas?

Sir J. Anderson

The Eastern No. 1 District of Stirlingshire, to which I take it the hon. Member refers, was made a specified area, for the purposes of Part III of the Civil Defence Act, by Order dated 29th January, 1940. An initial allocation of 600 steel shelters has been made to this area.

Mr. Woodburn

Can the Minister assure us that this is to be continued until the whole area is properly protected?

Sir J. Anderson

I hope to be able to make a further allocation of shelters to that area. But I hope to be making a general reply on the subject of steel shelters later this afternoon.

Mr. Levy

What does my right hon. Friend propose to do with those shelters which are not yet erected or which have been erected and used for purposes other than those for which they were intended?

Sir J. Anderson

That is not a question that I can answer on this occasion.