§ Mr. Henderson Stewart
I assume the hon. Member is referring to the recommendation applying exclusively to Scotland, namely, that recruits should serve for a preliminary period with their brigade before going to the training school. In practice they normally do; and after consulting all the interests concerned my right hon. Friend decided that no special action on his part was necessary.
§ Mr. Stewart
We did not know quite to what question the hon. Member referred, in that that particular recommendation concerned both the English and Scottish Departments. It is now being considered. The Fire Brigades Advisory Council for England, Wales and Scotland have appointed a joint committee to deal with standards of fire cover.