HC Deb 22 August 1940 vol 364 c1524W
Sir R. Clarry

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in acquiring sites for the erection of barrage balloons he will avoid taking over children's playgrounds attached to schools, especially when alternative sites are in the immediate neighbourhood; and whether this practice is now being followed in a certain area, of which he has been informed?

Sir A. Sinclair

It is the policy of the Air Ministry to avoid where practicable the use, for balloon barrage purposes, of children's playgounds attached to schools. I will gladly inquire into the case which the hon. Member has in mind and will communicate with him as soon as possible.