§ 42. Mr. Piratin
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the duties of the post of Inspector-General of Civil Defence now held by Sir John Hodsell; and with what degree of authority did he make a speech at Bath relating to the preparations for another world war.
§ Mr. Ede
The duties of the post of Inspector-General of Civil Defence are largely in abeyance. The holder of the office amongst his other civil defence duties is, however, addressing a series of meetings at which members of the former Civil Defence services are informed of new methods of air warfare and the likely 133W effects of attack upon the civil life of the country. In this way the technical interest of the clubs and associations catering for ex-members of the services is maintained until the Government are in a position to make known their proposals for the reorganisation of Civil Defence.