HC Deb 01 July 1948 vol 452 c2362
44. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Education whether he will instruct local education authorities to give publicity in schools to the danger of children playing on uncleared bomb sites.

Mr. Tomlinson

I am sure I can rely on the good sense of local education authorities and the heads of schools to give such advice when it is needed.

Mr. Janner

Is my right hon. Friend aware that only a low days ago a child was killed on one of these sites? As these sites are dangerous, will he give instructions to education authorities that they should do something about this matter?

Mr. Tomlinson

Already, on two occasions, not instructions but advice has been given in this direction, and I am sure that this Question and answer will further the advice already given.

Mr. Rankin

While it is important to warn children of these dangers, will my right hon. Friend use all his influence to get these bomb sites cleared as soon as possible?