HC Deb 15 June 1939 vol 348 cc1537-8W
Mr. Kennedy

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether his attention has been drawn to the hardship likely to arise in time of war if the occupiers of factories not engaged in work included in the Reserved Schedule of Occupations or on work of national importance are compelled to provide air-raid shelters for every 50 persons in their employment at the date of the passing of the Civil Defence Bill; and if he is prepared to consider proposals to meet the probability of reductions in the number of persons not so employed in war time by limiting the compulsory provisions of the amending legislation to the provision of shelters adequate to meet the war-time requirements of the diminished number of employés retained in any factory?

Sir J. Anderson

I would refer the hon. Member to the statement which I made on this point in the course of the Debate on the Report stage of the Civil Defence Bill on Monday last. I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the relevant extract from the OFFICIAL REPORT.