§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that Government Departments are still the worst offenders in regard to black-out regulations; and whether he intends to prosecute responsible persons in Departments for breaches of the regulations?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
I am aware that a number of offences against the Lighting Order have occurred in premises occupied by Government Departments, but 1 have no evidence that the offences are more frequent than in other classes of premises. All Departments have standing instructions about the necessity for ensuring that their black-out arrangements are adequate and proceedings have been taken by the police in a number of cases against members of the staff who have been responsible for a breach of the Order.