HC Deb 28 January 1937 vol 319 cc1094-5W
Mr. Levy

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the exact nature of the invitation which has just been issued to civil servants in different departments to come forward voluntarily to give instructions to the public in the adoption of precautions against air raids?

Lieut.-Colonel Colville

As far as I am aware no invitations have been issued by Government Departments to civil servants to volunteer to give instructions to the general public in the adoption of precautions against air raids. Government Departments, in common with other large employers of labour, are, however, undertaking certain anti-gas precautions for their own staffs. As a first step, arrangements are being made for a limited number of officers in the larger Depart- ments to undergo an instructional course at the Civilian Anti-Gas School at Falfield. I would add that civil servants in their capacity as private citizens are, of course, at liberty to participate in any steps which are being undertaken by the local authorities in the districts in which they reside.