HC Deb 10 December 1942 vol 385 c1692
59. Mr. Simmonds

asked the Home Secretary the number of full-time Civil Defence workers on the latest convenient date who had been notified to the Ministry of Labour as available for transfer to other occupations but who had not at that time left the Civil Defence services; and what was the average number of weeks since such notification had been made?

Mr. H. Morrison

I regret that the information is not available in the precise form desired by my hon. Friend. Approximately five-sixths of the programme of transfer from the Civil Defence General Services to His Majesty's Forces, or to industry, had, however, been completed at the end of October.

Mr. Simmonds

Would the right hon. Gentleman be good enough to give an assurance that he will review the situation personally in three or four weeks' time?

Mr. Morrison

Yes, Sir. I do review it from time to time. The responsibility for transfer is on the Ministry of Labour, but I will keep informed on the matter.