HC Deb 23 November 1938 vol 341 c1774W
Miss Cazalet

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether any arrangements are being made that, before reinforcement, traverses should be made in any public trenches which in the crisis were dug straight?

Sir J. Anderson

The plan of a trench system which was circulated to local authorities provided that no straight length of trench without a right-angled turn should accommodate more than 58 persons; and no alteration is proposed in trenches which have already been constructed in accordance with this plan and are to be included in permanent arrangements.

Mr. E. J. Williams

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether an adequate supply of respirators have now been sent to Glamorgan for use in the administrative area; and the cause of the delay hitherto?

Sir J. Anderson

It was judged necessary to defer the supply of civilian respirators to the administrative county of Glamorgan until the issues to areas more exposed to risk had been completed.