§ 79. Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many local authorities have so far implemented the national award of the Whitley Council, dated 18th April, for a 48-hour week for local fire services; and whether Huddersfield Borough Council have implemented the award.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
The answer to the first part of the question is that I do not have any current information on this matter. The responsibility for fixing hours of duty in the Fire Service rests primarily with the fire authorities acting in accordance with agreements reached on the National Joint Council for Local Authorities Fire Brigades. The answer to the second part of the Question is that I understand that the Huddersfield Borough Council have this matter under consideration.