Regional Commissioners (Inspections).

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons on 19th March 1942.

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Photo of Sir Percy Hurd Sir Percy Hurd , Devizes

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is the practice of Regional Commissioners to make periodical visits to the Civil Defence units under their care and test the efficacy of the local arrangements to meet invasion or whether that duty will be enforced upon them?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative, and the second part does not therefore arise.

Photo of Sir Percy Hurd Sir Percy Hurd , Devizes

Will the right hon. Gentleman take the opportunity of paying surprise visits to two or three typical areas, my own constituency, for instance, to see for himself what is happening and what is not happening?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

I doubt whether I should see all that is happening or all that is not happening, even if I went there on surprise visits.