HC Deb 15 November 1939 vol 353 c726W
Mr. McEntee

asked the First Commissioner of Works how many buildings in London in which Government staffs are employed have had no structural alterations made by way of air-raid precautions; and what these buildings are?

Mr. Ramsbotham

Of Crown buildings in London one only remains to be dealt with. Of 220 buildings which fall to be dealt with by the Lessors under the Civil Defence Act shelters have been provided in the case of 182. Of the remainder, 24 have been afforded a measure of temporary protection and 14 have still to be dealt with.

In some 30 buildings where the staff numbers less than 50 schemes are under consideration, but the work for a variety of reasons has not yet commenced. In addition, as buildings are acquired for increased staffs temporary A.R.P. protection is being provided.