§ Mr. Turton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has considered the objections of the Malton Urban District Council to the draft establishment scheme under the Fire Services Act, 1947, so far as it relates to Malton; what action he has taken thereon; and whether he is aware that, whilst the prewar annual cost of the fire services for the town was £337, under the proposed scheme it will be £3,000 per annum.
§ Mr. Ede
I gave full consideration to the objections submitted by the Malton Urban District Council and the observations of the county council thereon. The county council recommended that the present arrangements should be continued for the time being and I decided to approve the scheme on that basis.