HC Deb 29 May 1941 vol 371 cc1981-2
29. Mr. Garro Jones

asked the Home Secretary what measures he proposes to take to reduce the risk of fire-bombs dropped among mature corn crops in the coming season?

33. General Sir George Jeffreys

asked the Home Secretary whether he has any special measures in contemplation for dealing with the danger of incendiary bombs to crops at harvest time; and whether he is prepared to make arrangements in each district for the co-operation in fire-fighting of this type of military personnel billeted in the neighbourhood?

Mr. H. Morrison

The matter to which my hon. Friends refer is being dealt with in collaboration with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Mr. Garro Jones

Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that adequate measures have been taken against this risk?

Mr. Morrison

We shall take the best possible measures we can. I think my hon. Friend will agree that I ought perhaps not to go into details on a matter which might convey information to the enemy.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

Will my right hon. Friend consult with the War Office to see whether in rural areas the Home Guard could help in this matter?

Mr. Morrison

I will consider that suggestion.