HC Deb 21 March 1940 vol 358 cc2109-10
31. Lieut.-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore

asked the Home Secretary what action has been taken up to date under Section 33 of the Civil Defence Act, under which he is enabled, after taking professional advice, to make regulations to render new buildings less vulnerable to air raids?

Sir J. Anderson

No regulations have yet been made under Section 33 of the Civil Defence Act, though some of the principles which would be incorporated in such regulations are being adopted in the construction of new munition factories and some other buildings. In view of the urgency of other questions of structural protection and the reduction in ordinary building under present conditions, full consideration of this matter has hitherto been postponed, but the proposals of my technical advisers will be discussed in detail with the Building Technical Advisory Committee in the near future.

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