HC Deb 27 April 1950 vol 474 cc113-4W
26. Mr. S. Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when district local authorities are to be invited to make their plans for Civil Defence organisations on the lines indicated in Section 2 of the Civil Defence Act, 1948.

Mr. Ede

In a circular which I issued on 20th April I asked county councils to enter into discussions with district councils with a view to reaching agreement on the extent to which functions conferred by the Civil Defence Corps Regulations, 1949, and the Civil Defence (Public Protection) Regulations, 1949, should be delegated to the district councils and on the development of local plans for the execution of the functions so delegated. County district councils have also been asked in circulars issued by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health on 18th April to prepare plans for the discharge of a number of important functions conferred on them by Regulations made by him under the Section.