§ 29. Mr. Keeling
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that crowds assembling near places on which bombs or aeroplanes have fallen, have impeded the work of civil defence and other services; and whether he will make such assembly an offence?
§ Sir J. Anderson
In the first few days of intensive air attack the work of the Civil Defence Services was impeded to some extent by crowds of sightseers, and it became necessary for me to appeal to the public to refrain from visiting places where air-raid damage had occurred. The public have responded to that appeal, and I do not think it necessary to take any action on the lines suggested in the second part of the Question.