HC Deb 22 August 1940 vol 364 c1442
12. Sir Francis Fremantle

asked the Home Secretary whether he will make it a condition of grant from public funds, that all shelters for air-raid protection available to the public shall be provided with sufficient sanitary provision, lighting and a second means of exit, plainly indicated, for purpose of emergency?

Sir J. Anderson

The standing instructions regarding the construction of public shelters are that they should be provided with sanitary arrangements, lighting, and emergency exits. I am obliged to my hon. Friend for drawing attention to the need for plain indications of the position and nature of emergency exits. I shall look into that point.

Sir F. Fremantle

Does my right hon. Friend realise the especial need for sanitary accommodation in conditions of panic?

Sir J. Anderson

The subject is being dealt with.

Mr. Thorne

Has the Minister any views as to the size of the shelters?

Mr. Speaker rose

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