HC Deb 20 March 1941 vol 370 cc273-4
26. Mr. Lipson

asked the Home Secretary whether instructions have been given to local air-raid precautions authorities to have all gas masks inspected; and how many local authorities have completed, or are in process of completing, the inspection?

Mr. H. Morrison

The answer to the first part of the Question is "Yes, Sir." It is not possible to give the exact number of local authorities which have completed the work, but the majority have now done so.

Mr. Lipson

Will the right lion. Gentleman say that he attaches importance to the inspection of gas masks, to make sure that they will be able to fulfil the purpose for which they are intended, and, if so, would it not be desirable to draw the attention of the local authorities to the matter and to press them for information?

Mr. Morrison

That has already been done.

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