§ Sir A. Pownall
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements are being made for the collection of gas masks; and whether it is possible to make use of the rubber they contain.
§ Sir D. Somervell
With regard to the first part of the Question, I am unable to add anything to the reply given by my predecessor on 2nd May to the hon. Member for Leeds Central (Mr. Denman). The answer to the second part is that good quality reclaimed rubber can be obtained from respirators. I am informed that there is, however, at the moment no shortage of other more easily procurable rubber scrap.