HC Deb 18 May 1939 vol 347 cc1644-5W
Mr. W. Joseph Stewart

asked the Lord Privy Seal what steps are being taken by his Department to ascertain as to whether colliery undertakings in vulnerable areas in the country are seeking to put into effect the recommendations contained in the memorandum issued to colliery owners in connection with air-raid precautions?

Sir J. Anderson

Apart from the specific obligations to be imposed upon employers under the Civil Defence Bill the initiative in this matter must rest primarily with the industry, but my hon. Friend the Secretary for Mines has made arrangements for a conference of mines inspectors to be held next week in order that they may be instructed as to the advice and guidance they should give.

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