HC Deb 20 January 1942 vol 377 cc226-7W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of enemy air attacks, he has considered copying the American mobile bath, a specimen of which has been sent to this country by the British War Relief Society of America?

Mr. E. Brown

I have been asked to reply. A mobile bathing unit consisting of a vehicle with water-heating facilities, and baths for babies, the cost of which was generously met by the British War Relief Society, has been built in this country. This unit is operated by the British Red Cross Society. My hon. Friend will be glad to know that a large slumber of mobile cleansing units have been supplied to local authorities for certain civil defence duties which are suitable and available for bathing and washing purposes in emergencies after enemy attacks.