HC Deb 10 October 1940 vol 365 cc483-4W
Sir G. Gibson

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that air-raid precautions wardens, some of them enrolled as far back as 1938, have very little equipment, and when these wardens are likely to have the necessary full equipment, in particular steel helmets and civilian duty respirators, provided?

Mr. Mabane

No wardens on the authorised establishment of local authorities should be without the necessary authorised equipment, for full issues have been made, including steel helmets and civilian duty respirators, to all local authorities. Additional supplies are being made available as rapidly as possible to provide for a margin above the establishment authorised.