Emergency Water Tanks (Safety Precautions)

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence – in the House of Commons on 10th September 1942.

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Mr. Amnion:

asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider having nets placed over the emergency water tanks with a view to reducing the accident rate caused by children falling into the water?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

Yes, Sir, I am having an experiment made on these lines in pursuance of a suggestion made to me by my hon. Friend. I should not like to say more at the moment than that I see difficulties which may make the suggestion less valuable than it appears at first sight.

Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

Does the right hon. Gentleman intend to use string netting or wire netting?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

I am not quite sure what I shall use; that is not quite settled. I assure the hon. Member that I will do the best I can, but it is rather a difficult business.