HC Deb 26 June 1940 vol 362 cc432-3
14. Mr. Cocks

asked the Minister of Information whether the booklet giving instructions to the civil population as to their action in the event of parachute landings has yet been issued?

Mr. Nicolson

A leaflet, "If the Invader comes—what to do and how to do it," was circulated to every householder in the country in the course of last week. This leaflet contained a number of instructions to the civilian population as to their action in the event of parachute and other landings. The leaflet included a statement that "more detailed instructions will be given you when the danger comes nearer."

Mr. Cocks

Is that the leaflet to which the hon. Member referred during his recent speech?

Mr. Nicolson

It was the first instalment of these instructions.

Mr. Shinwell

When the danger comes nearer shall we have time to consider the leaflet issued by the Ministry?

Mr. Nicolson

I trust that every Member of this House and every householder has already consulted it.

Mr. Leach

What does the hon. Member mean by the danger coming nearer?

Mr. Nicolson

The actual danger of invasion becoming imminent.