§ 5. Mr. Mikardo
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why he has ordered that, in general, air-raid shelters in the gardens of houses may not be demolished.
§ Mr. Ede
The policy of His Majesty's Government, as embodied in the Civil Defence Act, 1948, is to build up our Civil Defence resources, and it would be imprudent and inconsistent with that policy to demolish existing shelters.
§ Mr. J. Enoch Powell
Will the Home Secretary consider introducing a little flexibility into the prohibition on demolition of air-raid shelters, as there is a 2431 minority of cases where demolition would not reduce security and would be highly desirable?