HC Deb 07 August 1941 vol 373 cc2112-3W
Mr. R. Morgan

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that in some London boroughs steel helmets have still not been issued to volunteer wardens; and whether, in view of the fact that steel helmets are now being provided in large quantities for such persons as Civil servants, he will arrange for some priority to be given to their supply to these volunteer wardens?

Mr. H. Morrison

Provision has been made in a recent circular for the approval for purposes of steel helmets and respirators of members of Civil Defence services who are at present outside the numbers for whom that equipment has been authorised. Issues will be made as soon as local authorities make application after having secured the approval of the Regional Comissioner.