HC Deb 11 July 1940 vol 362 cc1325-6
33. Mr. Touche

asked the Home Secretary whether he has recommended all householders to put on the back of their front door the number of persons sleeping in the house so that, in the event of the house being partially destroyed, rescuing parties might have this guidance as to the number of occupants?

Sir J. Anderson

No, Sir. Even if the record remained intact after destruction of the property, complete reliance could not be placed upon the accuracy of the record at the time of the incident, and rescue parties would still have to depend upon the personal knowledge of neighbours and wardens.