§ 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?1414W
§ 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.