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West Africa (Air Raid Precautions)

Volume 380: debated on Wednesday 17 June 1942

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is satisfied with the progress of air-raid precautions measures in West Africa; and whether the appeal for volunteers has met with a satisfactory response?

Yes, Sir. We are tolerably satisfied with the progress made so far. With regard to the second part of the Question, compulsory power may have to be exercised in certain areas.