HC Deb 04 July 1940 vol 362 cc1012-3W
Sir G. Fox

asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider the desirability of two types of air-raid warning, one a preliminary which will allow people to make preparations for taking cover and to send children, invalids and old people, etc., into shelters, and a second and more urgent warning, which will render it unnecessary for all persons at work to take to shelter until it is essential?

Sir J. Anderson

I think that the object which my hon. Friend has in mind will be secured under the policy which I announced on Tuesday in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Duddeston (Mr. Simmonds).

Sir A. Baillie

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he has now reached a definite decision as to the sounding of air-raid warnings; and whether this can be done only when the actual anti-aircraft guns are heard with the object of avoiding the waste of time which is now entailed in productive work carried on at night?

Sir A. Sinclair

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department to a Question by the hon. Member for Duddeston (Mr. Simmonds) on 2nd July, 1940.