HC Deb 15 February 1940 vol 357 c980W
Colonel Ponsonby

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the fact that many gas masks are lost or rendered unserviceable through carelessness, he will take steps to provide that the cost of replacement shall be borne by the owner?

Sir J. Anderson

Yes, Sir. The Government have decided that a charge must be imposed on members of the public who lose or damage their respirators, and particulars of the arrangements for replacement will be notified to local authorities at an early date.