1. Lieut.-Colonel Sir Ian Fraser
asked the Home Secretary whether, where the husband or wife is a registered blind person or is disabled in the highest degree, he will grant exemption from fire-watching duties to the other partner?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
I agree that blind and other highly disabled persons ought not to be left unattended during air raids, but in view of the great variety of individual circumstances I consider that the best way to secure this end is to leave it to the hardship tribunal to decide who should be exempted for this purpose.
§ Sir I. Fraser
Does my right hon. Friend intend his answer to convey to local officers that they may use their discretion in this matter?