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; and statistics on the provision of bunks for shelters. Topics covered in the documents include the progress of securing additional shelters for public use; the feeding arrangements in shelters; a request from the police to inspect large shelters to ensure that they are structurally sound; and the potential use of Polish nationals as a source of labour for a central pool of technical advisors for local authorities. Other topics discussed include the boroughs where medical aid posts in shelters are deficient; statistics on the staffing of medical aid posts; and provisions to help stop the spread of infectious diseases through the use of air disinfector sprays and germ masks, and the distribution of a pamphlet entitled Health in the Shelter.


air raids, air-raid precautions, air-raid shelter conditions, air-raid shelters, amenities, bedding, construction, disease, doctors, electricity, engineering, first aid, food supplies, furnishings, healthcare, labour supply, local authorities, London Underground, nurses, police, Polish nationals, public health, publications, railway stations, sanitation, sewerage, skilled labour, statistics

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