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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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