HC Deb 10 July 1940 vol 362 cc1143-4
10. Major Sir Jocelyn Lucas

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is satisfied that the covering over of Automobile Association signposts on main roads, with brown paper, is a sufficient precaution against an invader?

The Minister of Transport (Sir John Reith)

I presume my hon. and gallant Friend has in mind a particular series of signs erected in Greater London. These signs have not been covered because they might have been of any service to the enemy. They have been provided for a special purpose, and the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis has issued instructions that, in order to avoid confusion, they should be temporarily covered until they are required.