HC Deb 23 July 1940 vol 363 c585
31. Mr. Hammersley

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is satisfied that adequate measures have been taken for the defence of the industrial Midlands against the possibility of any troops landing in substantial numbers from troop-carrying aeroplanes?

Mr. Eden

It would not be desirable to make any public statement about details of our defence schemes. My hon. Friend will, I hope, accept my assurance that we have taken all protective measures that are practicable.

Mr. Cocks

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in certain areas, which I will not specify, there are still many fields not protected?

Mr. Eden

This is a difficult cross-examination, for if my hon. Friend cannot specify them, I cannot recognise them.

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