§ The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Oliver)
I would refer the hon. Member to the answer my right hon. Friend gave to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Enfield (Mr. Ernest Davies) on 25th October last, in which he explained that the decision to introduce a 60-hour week for firemen would involve the recruitment of additional men.
§ Mr. Oliver
All I can say is that a review is taking place to see exactly the number of men who will be required, and that the introduction of a 60-hour week, which is a reduction from the normal 80-hours, will necessitate more people being required.
§ Mr. C. Williams
Can the Under-Secretary assure us that there were enough firemen to prevent damage to Himley Hall?