HC Deb 25 January 1945 vol 407 c994W
Mr. Purbrick

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the possibility of the enemy, now that he is being cornered, resorting to the use of gas, we are prepared with sufficient machines and gas immediately to deluge Germany in the same manner after the enemy have started to use this weapon.

The Prime Minister

Sir, if the contingency indicated by my hon. Friend were to occur, he may rest assured that tenfold retaliation could very swiftly be inflicted on Germany. It is no doubt the realisation of this fact and not any moral scruples on the part of the enemy that has hitherto procured us immunity from this particular form of warfare.