HC Deb 14 November 1939 vol 353 c575W
Mr. Thurtle

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that there is dissatisfaction among the large body of workers at Bishopsgate, London and North Eastern Railway, goods station, at the inadequacy of the air-raid precautions at present in existence there and, in particular, at the lack of proper equipment for first-aid workers; and whether he will cause inquiries to be made into the matter with a view to bringing about an improvement?

Captain Wallace

I understand that representatives of the railway company recently discussed with representatives of the employés questions relating to air-raid precautions and explained to them the steps which were being taken. These include the provision of air-raid shelters and of complete first-aid equipment, which are on order. Pending the completion of the permanent shelters, the staff have, I am informed, been provided with sandbag protection.