§ 16. Mr. James Hall
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that full time wardens in Stepney are being employed in shops, etc., during their periods of duty; and whether he will have inquiries made into these cases?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
I understand that proceedings have recently been taken by the Stepney A.R.P. Controller against one whole-time warden who is alleged to have been absent during his hours of duty for the purpose of attending to his own business. The proceedings stand adjourned until to-morrow. Inquiries are being pursued in another case, but the Stepney authorities are satisfied that these cases are quite exceptional.
§ Mr. Morrison
I think that the organisation of Civil Defence in Stepney is much better than it was a year ago.