HC Deb 04 November 1948 vol 457 c1010
17. Mr. Grimston

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many regular officers in the National Fire Service failed to find officer posts with the new fire authorities; how many left the Fire Service on 31st March, 1948, on such pension as they had earned; and how many remained and were transferred in the rank of fireman.

Mr. Ede

I am asking the fire authorities for this information and will send it to the hon. Member as soon as possible.

Mr. Grimston

If I put down a Question a little later on, will the Home Secretary deal with it?

Mr. Ede

As the hon. Gentleman realises, the responsibility in this matter is that of the fire authorities. I will try to let him know when I have sufficient information to justify a further Question being put down.