§ 44. Mr. Swingler
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations about the demolition of air-raid shelters he has received from Newcastle-under-Lyme Rural District Council; what inquiries he has made at a result; and what action he proposes to take.
§ The Secretary of State for the Home Department and Lord Privy Seal (Mr. R. A. Butler)
This Council has asked for the removal of two air-raid shelters at Bignall End which are on land on which building development is proceeding. There was no need for inquiries to supplement the information supplied by the Council and I have authorised the demolition of the shelters.
§ Mr. Butler
Well, I have previously answered Questions about other shelters. We do take into consideration the question of health as well as that of potential safety, but I must judge each case on its merits.