§ Mr. de Freitas
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he proposes to take action under Section 2 (c) of the Civil Defence Act, 1948, in respect of the Civil Defence functions of the Tottenham Borough Council.
§ Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe
I understand that the Tottenham Borough Council have decided to relinquish all responsibility for Civil Defence; but most of their Civil Defence functions are derived by delegation from the Middlesex County Council who will resume direct responsibility when the borough council's decision becomes effective. My colleagues and I have not yet heard from the borough council and, for the present, we do not think it necessary to take any action.