§ Mr. Sorensen
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the decision of a certain local authority to print for distribution 10,000 copies of doggerel verses critical of those leaving their city before or during an air-raid; and whether he will give any guidance to local authorities respecting the deprecation or otherwise of any temporary dispersal nightly or during weekends of some sections of the population from congested to less dangerous areas?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. I understand that the action was directed against persons who left their premises unprotected against fire risks. As at present advised I do not propose 267W to issue any instructions to local authorities.