Parachute Landings (Leaflet).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information. – in the House of Commons on 26th June 1940.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Cocks Mr Frederick Cocks , Broxtowe

asked the Minister of Information whether the booklet giving instructions to the civil population as to their action in the event of parachute landings has yet been issued?

Photo of Hon. Harold Nicolson Hon. Harold Nicolson , Leicester West

A leaflet, "If the Invader comes—what to do and how to do it," was circulated to every householder in the country in the course of last week. This leaflet contained a number of instructions to the civilian population as to their action in the event of parachute and other landings. The leaflet included a statement that "more detailed instructions will be given you when the danger comes nearer."

Photo of Mr Frederick Cocks Mr Frederick Cocks , Broxtowe

Is that the leaflet to which the hon. Member referred during his recent speech?

Photo of Hon. Harold Nicolson Hon. Harold Nicolson , Leicester West

It was the first instalment of these instructions.

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

When the danger comes nearer shall we have time to consider the leaflet issued by the Ministry?

Photo of Hon. Harold Nicolson Hon. Harold Nicolson , Leicester West

I trust that every Member of this House and every householder has already consulted it.

Photo of Mr William Leach Mr William Leach , Bradford Central

What does the hon. Member mean by the danger coming nearer?

Photo of Hon. Harold Nicolson Hon. Harold Nicolson , Leicester West

The actual danger of invasion becoming imminent.