HC Deb 07 June 1951 vol 488 cc137-8W
73. Mr. Watkinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to improve the basic training syllabus for civil defence.

Mr. de Freitas

As a result of our experience over the past year, I have been able to revise the syllabus for basic training so that the time normally taken to complete it can be reduced from 32 hours to 22 hours without loss of efficiency.

74. Mr. S. Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has yet been able to issue any Civil Service sectional training manuals; and when the complete issue will be made.

Mr. de Freitas

Yes. The Ambulance Section pamphlet was issued in January; the pamphlets for the Welfare Section and the Warden Section have been completed and prints are being printed, and the pamphlet for the Rescue Section is now being written. The pamphlets for the other two sections will be issued as soon as possible after the study of certain problems has been completed.