asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the total number of gas masks storage centres now established in Sotland; the number of gas masks in storage; and the total cost of storage up to date?
§ Mr. Elliot
A Regional Store with a total capacity of about three million gas masks is now in course of preparation at Galashiels and it is expected that it will be completed early next year. No complete gas masks are in storage in Scotland but large numbers are ready to go into storage there when the store becomes available. There has been no expenditure on storage at present except for the reconditioning of the building at Galashiels, particulars of which are not yet available.