HC Deb 08 December 1938 vol 342 c1370W
Mr. T. Smith

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether, in view of the large number of official publications relating to air-raid precautions, he will state which are at present operative, including departmental circulars and memoranda, statutory rules and orders, technical and administrative handbooks, and so forth?

Sir J. Anderson

When any new publication is issued, steps are taken to indicate its bearing on any previous relevant publications. When matters have reached a more static condition I will consider how far it may be desirable to reissue some of these documents in consolidated form.

Mr. C. Wilson

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether it was in accordance with instructions officially issued that a mother was informed that in the event of the crisis developing the authorities would relieve her of her three-months-old child whether she desired it or not?

Sir J. Anderson

No, Sir. The arrangements made were entirely for voluntary evacuation.

Mr. R. C. Morrison

asked the Lord Privy Seal what steps are being taken to complete the trenches in Hyde Park and Regents Park; and whether it is proposed to dig any more?

Sir J. Anderson

My right hon. Friend the First Commissioner of Works has agreed that, with the exception of a small section of trench in Hyde Park, the trenches in these parks may be retained in a re-constructed form. As regards the second part of the question, I am not at present in a position to make any statement.

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