My Department is always prepared to co-operate in air-raid precautions schemes in joint hirings, provided that it is satisfied with the structural security proposed, but the scheme suggested by the Gresham House Air-Raid Precautions Committee did not fulfil that proviso. A further alternative proposal is being made to the committee.
We said that we could not co-operate on the scheme of strutting, and we have now put forward an alternative.
I would refer to the answer which I gave to the hon. and gallant Member for Abingdon (Sir R. Glyn) on 26th July, 1937, in which I stated that His Majesty's Government had decided that their contribution to the memorial should take the form, not of a cash grant, but of a free gift of all the State property within the area at Abingdon Street selected by the Lord Mayor's Committee, and added...
Former MP for Hythe
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