§ 20. Mr. Messer
asked the Minister of Health if he will review the question of granting war service chevrons to members of the regular staff of the London Ambulance Service who were scheduled as whole-time Civil Defence workers at the outbreak of war, in view of their having been granted to auxiliary staffs.
§ Mr. Willink
I understand that any members of the staff of the London Ambulance Service who were enrolled as whole-time Civil Defence workers in the earlier part of the war, are entitled to war service chevrons in respect of the period when they were so enrolled. For the rest, the conclusion was reached that there was no ground for distinguishing this staff from other regular staff of local authorities who, although they may from time to time have 942 assisted the Civil Defence organisation are not, in fact, part of that organisation and are, therefore, not entitled to chevrons. I regret that I cannot undertake to review this decision.