§ Colonel YATE
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the fact that the ambulance arrangements at the Coronation were made by the police, he will state how many members of voluntary aid detachments of the Red Cross Society did duty at the Coronation, and how many members of the St. John's Ambulance Brigade?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Churchill)
Two thousand one hundred and forty-two 2103 members of the St. John Ambulance Brigade did duty on June 22nd. The Red Cross Society offered its services, but the offer was subsequently withdrawn, as it was found impossible to ensure the attendance of a sufficient number of detachments with the requisite uniform. In consequence, no members of the voluntary aid detachments of the Red Cross Society did duty.