HC Deb 31 July 1941 vol 373 c1548W
Mr. Rostron Duckworth

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the number of voluntary workers attached to air-raid precautions posts where there is little at present to do, he will suggest to the local authorities concerned that the existing work should be transacted by the paid employees and the voluntary workers retained on the call system with the object of liberating the latter temporarily for more urgent war work?

Mr. H. Morrison

The general policy has always been that the A.R.P. duties of part-time volunteers should be so arranged as to interfere as little as possible with their civil occupations, day duty being normally performed by paid whole-time personnel or by volunteers in their leisure time. Suitable arrangements are made for securing the attendance of others should occasion arise.