§ Mr. Deedes
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what were the results of the recruiting campaign for the Civil Defence Corps in the autumn of 1961.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
A national publicity and recruiting campaign for the Civil Defence Corps was opened towards the end of September last year and continued for four weeks. Provisional returns show that during October 14,655 men and women volun-70W teered for service in the Civil Defence Corps, resulting in a net gain of 10,482 in membership of the Corps. The corresponding net gain in October, 1960, when a similar campaign was held, was 3,714.