Roof Protection.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons on 29th May 1941.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

asked the Home Secretary whether he intends to take any action respecting the recommendation of Home Office Fire Adviser on the provision of roof protective levels; and whether he intends to encourage the adaptation or improvement of roofs as a means of minimising fire danger from incendiary bombs?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

Advice in regard to this method of protection was given in the amended reprint of Handbook No. 9 "Incendiary Bombs and Fire Precautions" issued in June, 1940, and further action is being taken.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

Can my right hon. Friend indicate more precisely what kind of action is being taken and whether this kind of protection is to be widely applied?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

It would not be in the national interest for me to give further details.