HC Deb 06 February 1941 vol 368 c1097W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Home Secretary whether increased steps are being taken to strengthen and use the basements of houses in various districts of London for shelter and sleep at night?

Mr. H. Morrison

This is one of the ways in which increased shelter is being provided in the London region, but its possibilities are limited.

Mr. Groves

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction among the local residents arising from the decision to discontinue the use of the Redbridge tube station air-raid shelter; and whether he will cause investigation to be made?

Mr. Morrison

The Regional Commissioners have advised me fully of the circumstances in which they found it necessary to assent to the use of this station for other purposes. The station was not closed as a shelter until alternative shelters had been constructed and equipped.