HC Deb 06 February 1941 vol 368 cc1097-8W
Mr. Sloan

asked the Home Secretary if he is aware that the Emergency Committee of the city of Glasgow has informed tenants in the city that, where sand has been distributed and disappeared it will not be replaced, and that tenants must now find their own equipment; and will he take this matter up with the city authorities in view of the responsibility for dealing with incendiary bombs in the event of the tenants failing to find this equipment?

Mr. E. Brown

I have been asked to reply. I am aware that the Emergency Committee in Glasgow decided recently not to replace a certain number of sand bags in a particular locality, the contents of which had been scattered by persons unknown. The Committee have, however, arrangements in hand for the adequate distribution of sand under proper supervision which should prevent a repetition of the incident.