HC Deb 25 February 1941 vol 369 c355
52. Mr. Henry Strauss

(for Sir Reginald Blair)asked the Home Secretary the cost to the Exchequer if the scheme-making authorities received the whole cost of public air-raid shelters erected or contracted for before 16th October last instead of the grant of 60 per cent.?

Mr. Mabane

The rate of grant is not uniform but varies in different areas. It is estimated that the additional cost to the Exchequer would be —9,000,000.