§ Sir A. Pownall
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in order to enable full advantage to be taken of the dim-out, he will remove the requirement that houses be blacked out on an alert.
§ Mr. H. Morrison
When the half light or dim-out relaxation was introduced it was made a condition that black-out must be reimposed between the sounding of the "alert" and the "raiders passed." In accordance with the policy of progressive relaxation of restrictions whenever circumstances permit, I am glad to be able now to withdraw this condition. As from the beginning of black-out on Saturday768W evening, 9th December, it will not be necessary to black-out premises when an alert sounds. In addition, public service vehicles need not reduce their interior lighting during an alert. In the event of a recurrence of piloted raids, it may be necessary again to apply the condition requiring black-out of premises and the reduction of lighting inside public service vehicles on an alert.