HC Deb 06 March 1940 vol 358 c377
47. Mr. Viant

asked the Prime Minister whether in view of the large number of resolutions received by him from education authorities about the failure of the Ministry of Civil Defence to pay grants in respect of air-raid precautions work for schools, in accordance with the agreements reached with representatives of local authorities and embodied in the Schedule to the Air-Raid Precautions Act of 1937, he will move to appoint a committee of this House to inquire into and report on the understandings reached, and the undertakings given in the negotiations between local authorities, the extent to which those understandings and under takings have been varied, and the justification for such variation?

The Prime Minister

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave on 28th February last, and to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary on 29th February to similar Questions on this subject.