HC Deb 04 March 1938 vol 332 cc1413-4W
Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what towns in Renfrewshire have prepared schemes for air raid precautions; what progress has been made therewith; what length of railway tunnelling there is inside and just outside Greenock; whether that tunnelling will be available for the protection of the inhabitants in the event of an air raid alarm being given; and whether he has any statement to make on the aforesaid matters?

Mr. Elliot

No air raid general precautions scheme for any burgh in Renfrewshire has yet been submitted but a fire precautions scheme has been submitted by the Burgh of Paisley, and is at present under consideration. The Regional Inspector of the Air Raid Precautions Department has arranged to consult with the county council at an early date about their general precautions plans. As regards the availability of tunnels for use in case of air raids, I can say nothing until the local authorities have considered the whole question of the provision of such shelter for the public as may be necessary.