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Volume 390: debated on Thursday 3 June 1943

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asked the Home Secretary the number, up to the last available date, of persons prosecuted for violating the several regulations covering air-raid precautions, Civil Defence, fire-watching and kindred services; and how many have been imprisoned, male and female, respectively?

I regret that the information asked for is not available, and, in view of the pressure upon local authorities and their staffs, I should not feel justified in asking them to prepare statistics of this nature.