§ 28. Mr. E. Smith
asked the Home Secretary whether he has considered the protest from the West Bromwich Town Council against the decision to enforce a working week of 72 hours in the air-raid precautions services; and whether he has any statement to make?
§ Sir J. Anderson
The conditions of service in the Civil Defence organisation cannot be determined by analogy with industrial conditions, and, as I have already informed the council, I cannot see my way to agree to any departure from standard conditions for whole-time personnel in these services.