000373

Description

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; a table showing the progress of a scheme to install sewage ejector systems at London Underground stations; and statistics on the number of bunks delivered to shelters. Topics covered in the documents include the announcement of the deferment of the call-up of local authority staff; the supply of contractors to install bunks in public shelters; and the implementation of rules for public shelters. Other topics discussed include a ticket system for shelters; the provision of heating facilities; issues with the size of domestic Anderson shelters; the returns of a census of shelters; and the relinquishment of some shelters on the Underground to contractors of the Ministry of Aircraft Production, to utilise for the production of aircraft parts.

Keywords

air raids, aircraft, air-raid precautions, air-raid shelter conditions, air-raid shelters, bedding, censuses, conscription, construction, first aid, furnishings, healthcare, industrial production, industry, labour supply, local authorities, London Underground, public health, railway stations, sanitation, sewerage, skilled labour, statistics

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