HC Deb 27 February 1951 vol 484 c1884
8. Mr. J. N. Browne

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his policy with regard to the retention of air-raid shelters in thickly-populated areas, especially those in back courts.

Miss Herbison

The policy of His Majesty's Government is that existing shelters should be retained for the time being.

Mr. Browne

Is the Minister aware that in Govan, at least, the shelters are dirty, damaged and insanitary and are used for purposes other than that for which they were intended? Can she please take steps to ensure that if these shelters have to be retained, they should be closed to public entry?

Miss Herbison

Glasgow Corporation have already had authority, in the first place, to brick up these shelters, which were a danger to public health. Since then they have been given full authority to brick up every shelter in Glasgow.