HC Deb 09 March 1939 vol 344 cc2361-2W
Sir G. Fox

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether the chairman of the Women's Voluntary Services movement receives any remuneration, salary or allowance, and whether her staff are remunerated for their services?

Sir J. Anderson

No remuneration of any kind is paid to the chairman of Women's Voluntary Services; she receives the usual Civil Service allowances when travelling on the business of the organisation. Apart from a small nucleus of permanent civil servants, and of temporary officers engaged on Civil Service conditions, none of those who are giving their services, to the organisation receives any remuneration.

Captain P. Macdonald

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he can give the number of volunteers who have responded to the appeal for recruits for the voluntary coastguard branch of National Service?

Sir J. Anderson

Up to the 25th February 517 volunteers had been enrolled for this branch of National Service, and nearly 300 further applications were under consideration.

Mr. Garro Jones

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether the large number of advertisements in the national Press which are appealing for voluntary service for air-raid precautions are being inserted free of charge or at any reduction of the normal rates for the spaces taken?

Sir J. Anderson

The answer is in the negative.

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