HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 c846W
Mr. W. Roberts

asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider any relaxation of the black-out regulations for shops in rural towns in reception areas during the Christmas shopping period?

Sir J. Anderson

As the hon. Member is no doubt aware, I have already authorised certain relaxations of the lighting restrictions in order to permit shopkeepers in all parts of the country to display a sign and to use a reduced form of window-lighting. I should not feel justified in making any additional relaxations in favour of shops situated in reception areas.

Brigadier-General Spears

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the lack of uniformity in the lighting of street refuges adds greatly to the danger of driving in the black-out; and whether he will urge all local authorities to adopt the system of white lights without delay?

Sir J. Anderson

I have already taken steps to impress upon all local authorities the necessity of installing the new system of lighting street refuges as rapidly as possible.