HC Deb 29 May 1940 vol 361 c533
29. Mr. Silkin

asked the Home Secretary whether he will take steps to ensure that local authorities will not be left without sufficient motor mechanics to maintain the vehicles required for Civil Defence purposes as the result of the recent appeal by the Minister of Aircraft Production for motor mechanics?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Home Security (Mr. Mabane)

Yes, Sir. While this matter is primarily the responsibility of the local authorities, the Department will assist local authorities in every possible way to maintain this essential service.

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