HC Deb 26 June 1940 vol 362 c464W
Sir A. Baillie

asked the Minister of Health whether the responsibility is, placed on local authorities of advising householders whose windows have been broken as a result of enemy action, how most quickly and advantageously to obtain glass wherewith to repair the damage; and whether any arrangements have been made for supplies of this glass to be kept in different districts?

Mr. M. MacDonald

Under the Housing (Emergency Powers) Act, 1939, local authorities are responsible for seeing that first aid repairs are carried out to houses damaged by war action, and most of them have stocks of materials, including glass and window substitutes, for this purpose. In addition substantial reserves of materials for such repairs have been accumulated in stores distributed over the country. Owners carrying out their own repairs who experience difficulty in obtaining necessary materials should consult their local authority.