HC Deb 04 December 1941 vol 376 cc1240-1
37. Captain Gammans

asked the Home Secretary whether he is prepared to allow full-time Civil Defence workers to volunteer for work in aircraft and munition factories during their off-duty periods?

Mr. H. Morrison

Personnel of the Civil Defence Services are in the employment of local authorities, except in the case of the National Fire Service. In either case I am willing, subject to the maintenance of the full efficiency of the Civil Defence Services, to consider any practicable proposals in the sense indicated.

Mr. Evelyn Walkden

Does my right hon. Friend include members of the National Fire Service as well?

Mr. Morrison

Yes, Sir, certainly.