HC Deb 26 June 1940 vol 362 cc442-3
32. Mr. Martin

asked the Home Secretary whether he is satisfied that the brick shelters now being erected in many public places are able to withstand heavy shock and blast, as well as splinters; what representations have been made to him on the subject by competent engineering authorities; and whether he will consider putting in suitable places more of the deep dug-out type of shelter?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Home Security (Mr. Mabane)

I am advised that shelters of the type which I think the hon. Member has in mind are fully in accordance with the standards set by the Government's shelter policy. As regards the latter parts of the Question, I would refer him to the statement which my right hon. Friend made in the course of the Debate on 12th instant.

Mr. Noel-Baker

Has there been an increase in the provision of shelters?

Mr. Mabane

A very considerable increase.