HC Deb 30 May 1940 vol 361 cc660-1
88. Mr. Noel-Baker

asked the Minister of Supply whether he has considered using as scrap-iron the unnecessary railings in the squares of London and other cities and towns?

Mr. H. Morrison

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave yesterday to a Question on the same subject by the hon. Member for the Broxtowe Division of Nottingham (Mr. Cocks).

Mr. Thorne

If the Minister is aware of any German tanks knocking about will he "pinch" them and put them in the melting pot?

Viscountess Astor

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the case of the railings in St. James's Square? There is an air raid shelter there, and if the railings were taken down it would make it much easier for people to get to it.

Mr. H. Morrison

I will ask my Department to call the attention of the First Commissioner of Works to that point.