§ 51. Mr. Simmonds
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings what organisation exists within his Ministry to deal with air-raid precautions?
Mr. Whiteley (Comptroller of the Household)
I have been asked to reply. The Ministry of Works and Buildings is responsible for the provision of shelter accommodation in civil Government buildings and for the supply of firefighting, first-aid and black-out equipment; it provides rescue and clearance, decontamination and demolition and repair parties for all civil Government buildings in London and in certain provincial centres; training in fire-fighting is provided for Government staffs generally in the Ministry's instructional schools. In addition, for the buildings occupied by the Ministry's own staffs, wardens, firefighters and first-aid personnel have been recruited and trained and arrangements for the observance of the Fire Precautions Orders of the Minister of Home Security are being made with all possible speed.
§ Mr. Simmonds
Is there in the Ministry a professional organisation for dealing with air-raid precautions in the buildings which the Ministry are constructing and will construct?