HC Deb 22 February 1940 vol 357 c1541W
Mr. Mort

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the Anderson shelters have been delivered in St. Thomas, Swansea, for two months, but cannot be erected owing to the non-provision of nuts and bolts; and what steps have been taken to remedy this state of affairs?

Sir J. Anderson

I am aware that the supply of nuts and bolts for the shelters delivered to Swansea has been insufficient. This has been due to difficulties experienced in obtaining the necessary supplies from the manufacturers and to delays in transport occasioned by the adverse weather conditions. Every possible step is being taken to accelerate the supply, and I hope that the deficiency may be made good in the near future.