HC Deb 13 August 1940 vol 364 cc619-20W
Mr. Dodd

asked the Home Secretary whether a firm will be entitled to a grant towards any further expenditure on additional shelters found necessary in consequence of an increase in the number of employés in a factory since the provisions of the Civil Defence Act relating to the safety of workers were carried out; and will a further grant be made towards the cost of carrying out such measures as may be deemed necessary in consequence of the results of accident research work carried out since the introduction of the Civil Defence Act?

Sir J. Anderson

The grant provided for by the Civil Defence Act is payable by reference primarily to the number of persons employed at the time when the obligation to provide shelter first arose. No grant under that Act is payable in respect of the cost of new shelters for additional employés taken on subsequently or of expenditure incurred on other protective measures.