HC Deb 15 May 1939 vol 347 c1003W
Captain Strickland

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he is aware that the full effectiveness of test black-outs is reduced by the lack of co-operation with the local authorities by private individuals; and whether it is proposed to seek powers in the Civil Defence Bill or otherwise to enforce such co-operation?

Sir J. Anderson

I am not aware of any need for such powers. The experience of my Department has been that the public co-operate very readily in these exercises, and I have no reason to suppose that they will not continue to do so.