§ 66. Mr. McLean Watson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what complaints he has received showing the resentment felt in the N.F.S. as a result of criticisms reflecting upon the quality and efficiency of the service in Dundee; and what action he is taking to allay this resentment and to restore public confidence in the N.F.S. in that city.
My attention has been directed to Press reports of a statement made by a member of the Lord Provost's Committee of the Corporation of Dundee reflecting upon the quality of the Fire Service personnel, and I have received representations showing that resentment has been aroused in the service as a result. My inspectors and I have every confidence in the general efficiency of the National Fire Service in Scotland and I hope that this assurance will remove any misapprehension resulting from the statement referred to in the Question.
§ Mr. Watson
Has my right hon. Friend's attention been drawn to any instance in which any branch of the N.F.S. has failed to carry out its duties efficiently?