Lighting Restrictions (Service Premises).

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons on 22nd January 1942.

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Photo of Mr Robert Taylor Mr Robert Taylor , Morpeth

asked the Home Secretary whether he is satisfied that the police have full powers to deal with infringements of the black-out in any building whether partially or fully occupied by any of the Services?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

Lights displayed by a member of His Majesty's Forces in the course of his duty as such are excluded from the provisions of the Lighting (Restrictions) Order, 1940, and are therefore not an offence under that Order. Lights displayed not in the course of duty come within the scope of the general law and the police have full powers, but in premises such as barracks or other buildings wholly in service occupation, infringements are dealt with as breaches of Naval, Military or Air Force law. In such cases the police report to the officer commanding.