HC Deb 22 June 1939 vol 348 c2474W
Mr. Leonard

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether it is the intention of the Government to make provision whereby proprietors of tenement property in Scotland must provide air-raid shelters where such shelters are demanded by more than 50 per cent of the tenants; and what steps it is proposed to take to ensure that proprietors and trusts who have no available funds, are enabled to fulfil their statutory duties?

Sir J. Anderson

When Clause 30 of the Civil Defence Bill was under discussion at the Report stage last week, I expressed the view that there might be need for some amendment of the Clause in another place, where the Bill is now being considered. The hon. Member will appreciate that I am not in a position at present to give a definite reply to his question.