HC Deb 13 March 1941 vol 369 cc1405-6
17. Mr. Cocks

asked the Home Secretary whether he will arrange for a five minutes gas mask drill, to be given through the British Broadcasting Corporation, at a certain time each week, say, immediately before or after the 9 0'clock news, so that, at a given signal, every listener-in throughout the country should be asked to put on his respirator and follow the instructions given over the wireless?

Mr. H. Morrison

I am considering my hon. Friend's proposal.

Mr. A. Edwards

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the example of the Middlesbrough Chief Constable, who has his men work in their gas masks for a period every day?

Mr. Morrison

Yes, Sir, it will be taken into account.

Mr. Baxter

If this suggestion is tried, might it not be advisable to try it just before the Priestley broadcast?

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