HC Deb 18 May 1939 vol 347 c1642W
Mr. Poole

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he is aware that in the area comprised by the parishes of Chasetown, Chase Terrace, and Burntwood, Staffordshire, comprising a population of 10,000, there are 100 air-raid wardens, none of whom have any equipment whatsoever; what is the reason for this; and what steps does he propose to take to amend matters?

Sir J. Anderson

It is not intended that air-raid wardens should themselves hold the equipment which they would require in war. This is held for them in peace by the local authority. The Rural District Council of Lichfield already has a considerable proportion of the equipment required for wardens in its area.