39. Mr. J. J. Davidson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in view of recent events, he intends to alter the definition of North-East of Scotland areas as neutral areas for evacuation purposes?
§ The Secretary of State far Scotland (Mr. Ernest Brown)
Certain changes in the Government evacuation scheme have recently been made, but it is not in the public interest to give particulars.
§ Mr. R. Gibson
Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that this is not so much a question of evacuation as of the provision of adequate air-raid defences, especially in the matter of anti-aircraft guns?
Can the right hon. Gentleman assure the House that in view of the circumstances in this area, which has suffered considerably, it will be definitely declared as a neutral area and not an area for the reception of children?