HC Deb 05 July 1939 vol 349 cc1315-6W
Mr. W. R. Duckworth

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether, in issuing instructions for experimental blackouts in the provinces, the local or police authorities are consulted as to the appropriateness of the selected days and times before these are officially prscribed?

Sir J. Anderson

Practice blackouts are normally arranged by the local authorities concerned. If, however, my hon. Friend has in mind the blackouts which are being carried out during the present month and in August in connection with the Air Ministry's home defence exercises, the dates in these cases had necessarily to be fixed in relation to these exercises.