§ 64. Sir H. Williams
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland why the grants to local authorities for fire services increased from £320,000 in 1951–52 to £380,000 in 1952–53.
§ Mr. Henderson Stewart
The increase is mainly due to increases in the pay of regular firemen, in the fees payable to part-time retained firemen, and in expenditure on appliances, vehicles, uniform and equipment and maintenance of fire stations.