HC Deb 08 July 1941 vol 373 c44W
Mr. Muff

asked the Minister of Pensions whether volunteers for house and street fire-watching under the age of 17 years and over the age of 60 years are eligible for compensation in the event of injury whilst carrying out their voluntary duties during enemy action?

Sir W. Womersley

Volunteers for house and street fire-watching who have been properly enrolled or registered in the appropriate civil defence organisations are eligible, irrespective of age, for compensation in respect of injuries which can be shown to have arisen out of and in the course of their duties as members of those organisations, although I understand that my right hon. Friend the Minister of Home Security does not favour the enrolment for these purposes of persons under the age of sixteen.