HC Deb 17 September 1940 vol 365 c95
17. Major Sir Jocelyn Lucas

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the announcement that country houses will be used for billeting troops during the winter, the Government will either pay for, or contribute to, the cost of camouflaging such dwelling-houses, or undertake the task themselves, in view of the fact that it is cheaper to safeguard property than to pay for it when destroyed and that it would undoubtedly save many lives?

Mr. Eden

Country houses occupied by troops will be camouflaged, when this is considered necessary, at public expense.