HC Deb 27 January 1944 vol 396 cc870-1W
Sir R. Young

asked the Minister of Health whether he can state the number of air-raid shelters which are heated and their accommodation; the kind of fuel used; and whether any illnesses or deaths have been attributed to the methods of heating.

Mr. Willink

Eighteen per cent. of the public shelter accommodation in England and Wales is heated by slow combustion stoves burning hard coal, and a further twelve per cent. by electricity. With limited exceptions, to meet special circumstances, heating apparatus has been installed only in shelters accommodating 50 persons or more. Only one instance of illness has been reported, and this was attributable to misuse of a slow combustion stove.

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