HC Deb 18 May 1939 vol 347 cc1643-4W
Mr. Sorensen

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he will ensure that all local authorities whose buildings have to be prepared at Government request for air-raid precautions service, or for other purposes relative to a war emergency, shall receive the full Government grant or shall be fully reimbursed from Government funds?

Sir J. Anderson

I am afraid I am not clear as to what the hon. Member has in mind. Expenditure by local authorities upon their buildings in so far as it is approved for the purposes of the Air-Raid Precautions Act, 1937, ranks for the grant provided for by that Act. Grants in respect of other matters will be available under the terms of the Civil Defence Bill when that Bill has received Royal Assent.

Back to