Reference HO 207/1041
Title REGIONS OUTSIDE LONDON (HEADQUARTERS' FILES): Region No 2 (North Eastern): Leeds: inspection reports on civil defence scheme generally; Emergency Committee reports
Former Department Reference LDS/0
Government Department Ministry of Home Security
Themes Military Activity and Home Defence
Subthemes Air Raid Precautions and Civil Defence, Air raid shelters, Labour supply and relations
Document Types Official Correspondence, Memoranda, Reports and Surveys
Civil Defence Regions Region 2: North Eastern (Leeds HQ)
Locations Leeds, Yorkshire
Organisations Air Raid Precautions, Auxiliary Fire Service, Civil Nursing Reserve, County Borough Councils, Emergency Committees
Article(s) from Yorkshire Post © Yorkshire Post.


A file of documents relating to the A.R.P. scheme in Leeds County Borough. Subjects discussed in the file include the inspection of cities in Yorkshire; shelter provisions, including the construction and strengthening of public and domestic shelters; accommodation provisions for A.R.P. personnel; unemployment in the reserved occupations; transport provisions, including A.R.P. vehicles and ambulances; loss of pay by volunteers; provisions for the Wardens' Service; and the burial of the dead. Other subjects discussed include anti-gas precautions, including the decontamination of clothing and food, and gas-mask provision; applications for government loans for A.R.P. expenditure; grievances and disciplinary issues; the evacuation of schoolchildren; medical provisions, including hospitals, nurses, and first aid; depots for the rescue and repair services; the requisitioning of premises for A.R.P. use; and A.R.P. personnel recruitment, training, and equipment provision. Documents in the file include a Yorkshire Post newspaper clipping; and reports from the Emergency Committee of the Council.


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