HC Deb 27 March 1941 vol 370 c718W
Mr. Viant

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the anxiety being displayed by squads of fire-watchers at the delay in the supply of helmets and other equipment; and is he in a position to dispel such anxiety by an announcement in regard to such equipment?

Mr. H. Morrison

The issue of steel helmets and stirrup pumps is proceeding steadily and satisfactorily. I do not think it would be in the public interest to give figures, but I may say that as regards fire bomb fighting parties who are entitled to free helmets, issues have been authorised and should have been despatched by the end of this week to meet the requirements of all the most important areas from which particulars have been received This is a very substantial figure.