HC Deb 01 February 1945 vol 407 cc1616-7
32. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will be in a position to close down some of the N.F.S. centres in the outlying parts of the country which are no longer the object of enemy air attack.

Mr. H. Morrison

Considerable reductions have already been made both in the administrative centres and operational controls of the National Fire Service, more particularly in the non-vulnerable areas. Similar reductions are being made in other areas as circumstances permit.

Sir W. Smithers

Will the right hon. Gentleman inquire into the conditions at Old Colwyn, as a typical case, where, I understand, the duties were for a time suspended and are now being renewed?

Mr. Morrison

Certainly, Sir.