§ Mr. H. JOHNSTONE
asked the Prime Minister whether instructions for compulsory black-outs in districts where experiments are being carried out against air attacks are issued by authority of any Government Department; and, if so, by what authority such orders are given?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
No instructions for compulsory black-outs have been issued or are in contemplation. These experiments, like all other air raid precautions services, are being carried out with the voluntary co-operation of all concerned.
§ Mr. N. MACLEAN
asked the Home Secretary whether his Department will draw up a scheme for the evacuation of the population of London in the event of an air attack and inform the House of the result; and whether he has considered any similar schemes for other large towns such as Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham?
All aspects of air raids precautions, of which this is one, are being considered by the Government in connection with plans for the protection of the civil population.