§ 23. Sir Waldron Smithers
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Planning why all the lampposts in the country are not requisitioned for scrap-metal?
§ The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Planning (Mr. Hicks)
The removal of lamp-posts involves the use of skilled labour in cutting off gas and electricity supplies and in making good. At present, therefore, it would seem advisable to concentrate on the collection of other and more easily removable material.
§ Sir W. Smithers
Does not my hon. Friend realise that total war demands total sacrifice, and that nothing should be allowed to stand in the way of getting this metal?
§ Mr. Austin Hopkinson
Will the Parliamentary Secretary give an assurance that a sufficient number of lamp-posts will be left in the neighbourhood of Whitehall for the specific purposes which may arise after the war?