HC Deb 18 October 1945 vol 414 cc1540-1W
Mr. Hastings

asked the Minister of Health what gratuity is payable to those members of the C.D. personnel who have been engaged in the duties of mortuary attendant during the war.

Mr. Bevan

No gratuity is payable to mortuary attendants. As was explained by the then Prime Minister when the scheme was announced, the gratuity is limited to those employed in the Civil Defence (General) Services under the special conditions peculiar to those Services, and does not extend to others engaged in various branches of Civil Defence work.