HC Deb 15 May 1947 vol 437 cc182-3W
86. Mr. Medlicott

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that, under arrangements recently announced, the fire brigade at Ludham, Norfolk, being no longer a primary cover station, is to be deprived of its towing vehicle and of a large part of its equipment, and that these changes reduce the effectiveness of the fire-fighting arrangements in this and similar agricultural districts below what is reasonable and necessary; and if he will take steps to alter this.

Mr. Ede

Ludham has never been a primary cover station, but during the war fire-fighting equipment was supplied for emergency purposes, some of which is now being withdrawn, leaving a light pump for first aid work. The village is afforded protection against fire from a fire station at Martham and I am advised that this arrangement is fully adequate, having regard to the fire risks in the district.