HC Deb 26 November 1953 vol 521 c524
54. Mr. Ian Harvey

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he intends to implement the recommendation of the Committee on Recruitment and Publicity for Civil Defence with regard to the appointment of an operational head for the Civil Defence Corps.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

This matter is under consideration, but I am not at present in a position to announce any decision.

Mr. Harvey

Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that the Committee concerned attaches great importance to this matter in order that Civil Defence, as the fourth arm of defence, may be able to speak on equal terms with other arms of defence?

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

Yes, I am aware of that. I am grateful for the views and assistance of the Committee, and I shall keep what they say well in mind in considering the subject.