HC Deb 15 December 1949 vol 470 cc281-2W
28. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in view of the fact that many Class Z men are not eligible for Civil Defence duties and because of their incapacity cannot serve in the Armed Forces, he will take the necessary steps to enable them to join the Civil Defence Corps in which they could render useful service.

Mr. Ede

I am doubtful whether the present arrangements are preventing many Class Z reservists, unable to serve in the Armed Forces because of incapacity, from joining the Civil Defence Corps, but 1 am looking further into the matter.