HC Deb 30 January 1941 vol 368 c689W
Major Braithwaite

asked the Home Secretary whether he will take steps to equip Members of the Houses of Parliament with steel helmets and box respirators?

Mr. H. Morrison

Every Member will have received a civilian respirator, and this is quite adequate for normal use. I cannot undertake to equip all Members with steel helmets of the Service type, but many Members will already have received a steel helmet by virtue of service in His Majesty's Forces or enrolment in a Civil Defence service or the Home Guard.