HC Deb 18 January 1940 vol 356 c205
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.