HC Deb 27 July 1944 vol 402 cc874-5
25. Mr. G. Strauss

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the type of home to which Morrison shelters can be issued; and whether all local authorities in the London area make the same conditions of issue.

Mr. H. Morrison

The indoor table shelter is intended for dwelling houses of not more than three floors (including the basement if any) and is not supplied for larger premises. It is designed for erection on the lowest floor of the house and is a danger if used on any other floor. Local authorities have been informed of the general conditions of issue which leave a certain amount of discretion to them, and I have no reason to think that there is any substantial lack of uniformity on the part of local authorities in the application of the conditions.

Mr. Strauss

Is the Home Secretary aware that there seems to be quite considerable variety in the conditions put forward by local authorities? If I forward them to the Home Secretary, will he be good enough to look into them?

Mr. Morrison

Certainly, Sir.

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