§ 34. Sir Adam Maitland
asked the Home Secretary whether he is now in a position to announce his decision upon the proposal submitted to him that the officers occupying a more responsible post in the Civil Defence services should receive increased remuneration?
§ Sir A. Maitland
Is the Minister aware that some local authorities have been waiting long for a decision on this matter?
§ Mr. Morrison
I am aware of that, but it is the case also that other local authorities did not agree to the proposal. There is a difference of view among authorities, and even among Regions, which it is a little difficult to straighten out. Moreover, there is something else which will have to be straightened before this matter is settled. I assure my hon. Friend that I regard the matter as of some importance, but there are other matters in connection with Civil Defence which are more urgent.
§ Mr. Simmonds
Has the right hon. Gentleman yet accepted the principle, even though he may not be able to announce the details?