§ Sir J. Mellor
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention had been called to the refusal of the Staffordshire County Council to contribute towards expenditure on domestic air-raid shelters by the borough of Tamworth, save on conditions more exacting and far-reaching than those laid down for a Government grant in Home Security Circular No. 163/1940; whether he is aware that compliance with these conditions would involve delay and expense while additional information is obtained by house-to-house canvass; and whether he will cause the Staffordshire County Council to bring their conditions for contribution into conformity with those laid down for a Government grant.
§ Mr. H. Morrison
I was aware of the difficulty to which my hon Friend refers. I am sending him a copy of a circular which I have sent to local authorities informing them that the Exchequer would reimburse in full reasonable expenditure upon approved shelters.