HL Deb 15 July 1954 vol 188 c1089

My Lords, extensive Civil Defence studies and exercises, based on the assumption of atomic attack, have revealed the existence of a gap in the Civil Defence services as at present planned. The intention of these Draft Regulations is to close this gap by imposing upon county and county borough councils, in their capacity as civil defence authorities, a duty to provide certain additional services. I beg to move that the Draft Regulations be approved.

Moved, That the Civil Defence (Casualty Collection) Draft Regulations, 1954, reported from the Special Orders Committee on the 23rd of June last, be approved.—(The Earl of Onslow.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.