A file containing documents relating to the progress of air-raid shelter provision in London. Documents in the file include a weekly progress report; statistics on shelter use in each local authority area; reports from local authorities on the shelter situation; and diagrams showing a cross-section of the typical installation of bunks in the London Underground, and their arrangement along the line. Topics covered in the documents include the progress of securing additional shelters for public use; the supply of materials and labour required for the construction of shelters; the exacerbation of the labour situation by the need for "first aid" repairs to shelters; and the installation of sewerage systems at Underground stations. Other topics discussed include an extension of the scheme of medical posts and doctors at large shelters; lists of premises approved as shelters by A.R.P. committees; and a suggestion to re-roof bombed properties for use as shelters, which was dismissed.
air raids, air-raid precautions, air-raid shelter conditions, air-raid shelters, bedding, bomb damage, bridges, construction materials, doctors, factories, first aid, furnishings, healthcare, infrastructure, labour supply, local authorities, London Underground, material shortages, public health, railway stations, railways, repair, sanitation, sewerage, statistics, storage, timber