§ 3. Mr. Malcolm MacMillan
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will state the number of coastguards employed in 1930, 1935, and 1938, respectively?
As the answer involves a table of figures I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the answer:
§ The numbers employed in His Majesty's Coastguard in 1930, 1935 and 1938 are as follow:
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§ In 1930 there were about 4,800 enrolled volunteers in the Lifesaving Apparatus Companies, of whom about 300 also acted as auxiliary watchmen. In 1932 the Coast Lifesaving Corps was organised to assist the Coastguard in operating the Lifesaving Apparatus and in maintaining watch. The strength of the Corps is now about 6,000, of whom about 4,500 are members of the Lifesaving Apparatus Companies, 800 are watchers, and about 800 are members of the Intelligence section.