§ Mr. R. Gibson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many local authorities there are in his jurisdiction empowered to frame schemes for the protection of the population within their areas against air-raid attacks; how many of these have prepared such schemes; and whether he has any statement to make on the subject?
§ Mr. Elliot
Under the Air-Raid Precautions Act, 1937, the duty of submitting air-raid general precautions schemes and air-raid fire precautions schemes in Scotland rests upon 55 and 228 local authorities, respectively. As regards the second part of the question I would refer the hon. and learned Member to my reply to a question addressed to me by the hon. Member for the Maryhill Division (Mr. Davidson) on 15th February.