HC Deb 19 November 1940 vol 365 c1841W
Mr. G. Strauss

asked the hon. Member for Central Leeds (Mr. Denman), as representing the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, whether he is aware that the shelters provided by the Commissioners for their tenants in Ufford Street and Mitre Street, Lambeth, are unlit and exceedingly damp; and whether, in view of the undesirability of allowing people to live in such an atmosphere during the evening hours, with only candles or small hurricane lamps for illumination, the Commissioners will immediately take steps to remedy these defects?

Miss Wilkinson

I have been asked to reply. These shelters were provided by, and are the responsibility of the Lambeth Borough Council. Inquiries have been made from which it appears that the condition of the shelters is less bad than my hon. Friend's Question indicates. The question of installing lighting and of mitigating the dampness, will, however, receive immediate attention.