HC Deb 24 July 1940 vol 363 cc828-9W
Mr. Lyons

asked the Home Secretary whether he will give an assurance that adequate steps are being taken to ensure reasonable protection for inland villages against daylight raids and low-diving aeroplanes?

Mr. Mabane

I take it that my hon. and learned Friend has in view the provision of air-raid shelters. Every householder, whether he lives in a town or a village, should do what he can to improvise a shelter in his house or in its vicinity, and advice has been given as to the best means of improvising such shelter; but it is essential that for the present all the resources at the disposal of local authorities should be devoted to meeting the needs of the more populous areas.