HC Deb 21 November 1962 vol 667 c1194
12. Mr. Brewis

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will now authorise the demolition of the air raid shelter at Oakwell Crescent, Castle Douglas.

Mr. Noble

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Emrys Hughes

May we take it that the Minister believes that these air raid shelters in this part of the west of Scotland are no longer of any use?

Mr. Noble

No, Sir.

Mr. Rankin

In view of the fact that repeatedly I have raised with the Secretary of State for Scotland the desirability of removing a great many of these disreputable shelters in my division, may I be assured by him that if I now request their removal, he will see that they are taken away?

Mr. Noble

I cannot give the hon. Member that assurance. The reasons for removing them are either that they are structurally unsound or on public health mounds.