HC Deb 11 November 1954 vol 532 cc1391-2
35. Mr. Dodds

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in securing the cooperation of local authorities for the purpose of providing volunteer members of the Civil Defence Corps to be trained and equipped to take special measurements of air pollution should smog conditions, similar to those experienced in 1952, occur again this winter.

Major Lloyd-George

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on behalf of the Lord President of the Council on 2nd November. I am glad to be able to inform the House that a more than adequate number of Civil Defence volunteers has come forward and will be ready to operate from the middle of the month. I should like to take this opportunity of thanking the local authorities and the volunteers concerned for their ready cooperation in this matter.

Mr. Dodds

Can the Minister state how many have come forward for this work?

Major Lloyd-George

I cannot give numbers but the relevant part of the answer is "more than adequate."