HC Deb 27 June 1940 vol 362 c580
18. Mr. Higgs

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the absence of financial provision for messengers will make Civil Defence services unworkable if telephones are put out of action; and is he prepared to give the necessary assistance?

Sir J. Anderson

The Civil Defence organisation already includes provision for a messenger service. I am not aware that the effectiveness of this service is hampered by financial considerations, but the arrangements for messengers are at present under review, and I shall be glad to consider any particular difficulties which my hon. Friend may have in mind.