HC Deb 07 December 1944 vol 406 c715
41. Mr. Manning

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a gratuity will be paid to full-time members of the Civil Defence Services.

The Secretary of State for Home Affairs (Mr. Herbert Morrison)

This matter is receiving consideration and I hope to be able to make a statement at an early date.

Mr. Manning

Will the Home Secretary remember, when considering this matter, that the Civil Defence Services have been the Cinderella Services?

Mr. Morrison

Well, Sir, I have done my very best to see that that is not so.