HC Deb 18 March 1941 vol 370 cc28-9
55. Captain Cunningham-Reid

asked the Minister of Health why the mobile mits which are stationed in a certain Metropolitan borough, but are intended for the whole of the Metropolitan area, were not called to the incident at a London restaurant on the 8th March, when nurses were rushed to the scene in taximeter-cabs, and improvised first-aid methods used, in view of the fact that these mobile units are equipped with every necessity for first-aid?

Miss Horsbrugh

I am informed that the incident referred to was duly attended by one of the mobile first-aid posts belonging to the borough concerned, with its doctor, nurses, orderlies and equipment, and by five stretcher parties. These were considered sufficient for dealing with the casualties, and completed their work by the end of the raid. Outside assistance was not summoned by those in control of the incident, as suggested in the latter part of the Question.