§ Major Vernon
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why the Dulwich fire station is being closed; and what steps are being taken to maintain the adequacy of the service in this locality.
§ Mr. Ede
In present circumstances it is important to make all possible economies of manpower which are consistent with efficiency, and the decision to withdraw temporarily appliances from the fire station in Dulwich arose from that necessity. The station will remain open for the receipt of fire calls but attendances to fires will be made by appliances from stations in Perry Vale, West Norwood and Brixton, which are well situated for the purpose.