HC Deb 12 November 1936 vol 317 c1075W

asked the Home Secretary whether he is in a position to state what steps have been taken to protect the civil population of London and other centres in the event of war by the provision of air-raid shelters or other places of refuge?


The construction of shelters for the public which would be proof against direct hits by high explosive bombs is impracticable. It is proposed that as far as possible members of the public should remain indoors in a part of their homes or places of work which has been adapted as a shelter and is gas proof and splinter proof.