HC Deb 20 July 1939 vol 350 c728W
Captain Plugge

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he proposes to publish for the benefit of the public a statement in simple language as to the chief provisions of the Civil Defence Bill as soon as it has received the Royal Assent?

Sir J. Anderson

The provisions of the Civil Defence Act which are of direct interest to the general public have been the subject of frequent communications to the Press and have received wide publicity. The provisions relating to commercial and industrial establishments were explained in a leaflet of which over 60,000 copies were distributed free of charge to employers, trade organisations and trade journalists when the Bill was first introduced. A revised and amplified version has now been prepared and 100,000 copies will be available in a few days' time for similar distribution.

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