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Nuclear Warfare (Civil Defence)

Volume 649: debated on Thursday 23 November 1961

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asked the Secretary a State for the Home Department what he estimates will be the cost to the average householder of providing protection in or near his home against the dangers of nuclear warfare, in accordance with the advice made available by his Department; and whether any grant will he made towards such expenditure.

The reply to the first part of the Question is that no worthwhile estimate can be given, since the individual circumstances would vary so much, and the work would be carried out in emergency with the materials most readily available. The answer to the second part of the Question is "No, Sir".