HC Deb 22 January 1942 vol 377 c420
65. Mr. R. J. Taylor

asked the Home Secretary whether he is satisfied that the police have full powers to deal with infringements of the black-out in any building whether partially or fully occupied by any of the Services?

Mr. H. Morrison

Lights displayed by a member of His Majesty's Forces in the course of his duty as such are excluded from the provisions of the Lighting (Restrictions) Order, 1940, and are therefore not an offence under that Order. Lights displayed not in the course of duty come within the scope of the general law and the police have full powers, but in premises such as barracks or other buildings wholly in service occupation, infringements are dealt with as breaches of Naval, Military or Air Force law. In such cases the police report to the officer commanding.

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