§ 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 274 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?