HC Deb 25 January 1962 vol 652 cc406-7
33. Mr. Swingler

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in the light of the recent report to Newcastle-under-Lyme Rural District Council by its Medical Officer of Health, to which his attention has been drawn by the hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme, and in view of the fact that they obscure vision from and interfere with access to the homes of local residents, if he will now give his consent to the demolition of air raid shelters in Madeley Heath, High Street and Station Road, Halmerend, and Hougher Wall Road, Audley.

Mr. Renton

I understand that the Medical Officer of Health has reported to the Public Health Committee of the Rural District Council on the desirability of removing some of these shelters, and that the Committee has agreed to recommend an approach to the Home Office. No sufficient grounds have been found in the past for demolishing these shelters, but my right hon. Friend will consider with care any recommendation that the Council may make.