HC Deb 01 March 1951 vol 484 c2286
40. Brigadier Prior-Palmer

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what instructions have been issued to industry with regard to the organisation of Civil Defence for factories and offices.

Mr. de Freitas

As I have already stated, plans for the Civil Defence organisation in business premises are being worked out with representatives of both sides of industry and commerce and my right hon. Friend hopes to be able to make a statement shortly after Easter.

Brigadier Prior-Palmer

Does the hon. Gentleman appreciate that industry does not seem to be aware of this, and would it not be a good thing to inform them of what is happening, because they are getting very restive?

Mr. de Freitas

I have not noticed a restive spirit in industry in this connection, but I will look into the matter. The statement itself will be made soon after Easter.