§ Sir W. Smithers
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of civilians killed through enemy action in Great Britain from 3rd September, 1939, to the end of September, 1944, and the number in the Greater London area; how many civilians were seriously injured and detained in hospital in Great Britain in the same period and the number in the Greater London area; how many private houses were destroyed and how many damaged by enemy action in Great Britain in that period and the number in the Greater London area; and the estimated weight of explosive dropped on Great Britain in the same period and how much of that was dropped on the Greater London area.
§ Mr. H. Morrison
The total numbers of civilian casualties due to enemy action in the United Kingdom from the outbreak of war to 30th September, 1944, are as follows:
Killed (or missing believed killed) 57,468 Injured and detained in hospital 79,178
In round figures the total number of dwellings destroyed in the same period was 190,000; the total damaged but repairable was 4,000,000. I regret that, for reasons of security, I am unable to give separate figures for casualties or dwellings for London or elsewhere. I fear it would not be in the public interest to give information in reply to the last part of the Question.