HC Deb 10 February 1958 vol 582 c13W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the cost of civil defence in West Sussex during 1957; how many persons were engaged in full-and part-time civil defence duties during that year; and how these figures compare with 1956 and 1946.

Mr. R. A. Butler

In the financial year 1956–57 expenditure by the West Sussex County Council on civil defence functions for which I am the responsible Minister was £38,262. The corresponding figure for 1955–56 was £41,148. In 1946–47 when the local authorities did not have their present functions under the Civil Defence Act, 1948, expenditure of £20,230 was incurred by the County Council and by County District Councils in winding up the war-time organisation concerned with functions for which my Department was responsible.

On 31st December, 1957, the County Council employed seven persons on full-time duties as civil defence officers and instructors, which was one more than a year before. In addition some 100 persons were available in each year for occasional duty as instructors. Figures for 1946 are not available.

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