HC Deb 21 March 1940 vol 358 cc2141-2W
Sir J. Lucas

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the fact that in many places where electricity is available, oil-stoves are being used for heating dug-outs for air-raid precautions wardens; and whether, in view of the deleterious effect on the health of those concerned from the fumes, etc., he will recommend to local authorities that, where possible, electricity should be used?

Sir J. Anderson

Steps have been taken to discourage the use of oil for heating and lighting wardens' posts and the use of electricity is being approved wherever it is available at reasonable cost.