HC Deb 23 November 1939 vol 353 cc1413-4W
Sir S. Reed

asked the Home Secretary whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT the following particulars relating to the air-raid precautions personnel in Oxford: the number of paid air-raid wardens, the number of paid ambulance drivers, and the number of paid auxiliary firemen, together with a statement showing the total monthly cost of this staff, and the proportion of the expense falling on the National Exchequer and the local funds, respectively?

Sir J. Anderson

The number of paid air-raid wardens, paid ambulance drivers, and paid auxiliary firemen in the City of Oxford are 137, 70, and 88 respectively. The total monthly cost of this personnel is estimated at £1,530, £570 and £1,070 respectively and is being reimbursed in full by the Exchequer. The authorised establishment of paid whole-time volunteers is under review.