HC Deb 06 July 1939 vol 349 c1507W
Sir I. Albery

asked the Lord Privy Seal what decision has been taken regarding certain Thames-side areas which are at present being treated both as danger zones and reception areas?

Sir J. Anderson

The Dartford rural district is the only area on the Thames estuary which has been specified for the purposes of Part III of the Civil Defence Bill and also classified as a reception area under the evacuation scheme. For the reasons stated by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health in answer to a question by the hon. Member for Everton (Mr. Kirby) on the 18th May, I should not regard the removal of this area from the list of reception areas as justified. If my hon. Friend has any other district in mind, perhaps he will send me particulars.