§ Mr. R. Gibson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what local authorities in Scotland have submitted air-raid fire-precautions schemes under the Air-Raid Precautions Act, 1937; and which of these have been sanctioned?
§ 1937. Mr. Colville
Following is the answer:
Fire authorities in Scotland which at 19th April, 1939, had submitted schemes of air-raid fire precautions under the Air-Raid Precautions Act,
County Councils. Clackmannan *Lanark. Dumbarton. *Renfrew. *Kincardine. Stirling. Town Councils. *Aberdeen. *Ardrossan. *Airdrie. *Auchterarder. *Alloa. *Ayr. Alva. *Barrhead. *Arbroath. *Biggar.
Blairgowrie. Inverness. Bo'ness. *Jedburgh. Brechin. *Johnstone. *Bridge of Allan. Keith. *Buckhaven. *Kelso. Buckie. Kilrenny, Anstruther Easter and Wester. *Burntisland. Carnoustie. *Kilmarnock. *Castle Douglas. *Kilsyth. *Clydebank. *Kilwinning. *Coatbridge. Kirkcaldy. *Cowdenbeath. *Kirkintilloch. Crail. *Kirriemuir. Crieff. *Lanark. Cupar. Laurecicekirk. Dalkeith. *Leven. *Denny and Dunipace. Linlithgow. Loanhead. *Dingwall. Lockerbie. Dollar. Maybole. Dumbarton. Melrose. Dumfries. *Millport. *Dunbar. *Milngavie. *Dundee. *Montrose. *Dunblane. Motherwell and Wishaw. Dunfermline. Dunoon. *Nairn. *Edinburgh. *North Berwick. Elie and Earlsferry. *Paisley. Peebles Eyemouth. *Perth. *Falkirk. Port Glasgow. *Forfar. *Renfrew. Galashiels. Rothesay. *Glasgow. *Rutherglen. Gourock. *Saltcoats. *Grangemouth. Sanquhar. *Greenock. *Stewarton. *Haddington. *Stirling. *Hamilton. *Stonehaven. *Hawick. Tayport. *Helensburgh. Thurso. Inverbervie *Tilliecoultry. Invergordon. Wick. *The schemes submitted by these authorities have been approved in principle.
§ Mr. R. Gibson
asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he has considered the letter, of date 13th April, 1939, addressed to him by the Joint Advisory Committee of Scottish Institutions for the Blind regarding the impossibility of these Scottish institutions providing air-raid shelters for their employé's as required under the Civil Defence Bill; and what steps he will take in the matter?
§ Sir J. Anderson
I have had the Joint Advisory Committee's letter under consideration and I am examining the issues which it raises in consultation with Departments concerned.