HC Deb 15 July 1937 vol 326 cc1508-9W
Colonel Goodman

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the decision o the Metropolitan Water Board to appoint an air raid precautions officer only on a temporary basis, in the absence of any definite pronouncement on the part of 1he Government as to meeting any part of the cost of air raid precautions; whether he is aware that the delay in announcing the decision of the Government in this matter is causing local authorities considerable anxiety; and when he will be in a position to make a statement so that local schemes of air raid precautions can be put in hand?

Sir F. Sanderson

asked the Home Secretary whether he is now in a position to make any further statement in regard to the proportion of the cost of air raid precautions to be borne by the Treasury?

Sir S. Hoare

Arrangements have been made for the meeting with representatives of local authorities, referred to in my make a answer of 7th July, to be held on Monday next. I should prefer in the meanwhile to make no statement.