HC Deb 24 May 1962 vol 660 c57W
Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the peace-time and war-time establishment, and the present membership of the following sections and sub-sections of the Civil Defence Corps, namely: head-quarters section, intelligence and operations sub-section, signals sub-section, scientific and reconnaissance sub-section, warden section, rescue section, ambulance and first aid section, and welfare section.

Mr. Renton

Local authorities have been urged to recruit as many members of the Civil Defence Corps as they can, but there is no formal peace-time establishment. The national war duty establishment is not published. The membership of the Civil Defence Corps in England and Wales at 31st March, 1962, was:

Section Strength
Headquarters* 52,618
Warden 63,271
Rescue 34,298
Ambulance and First Aid 56,716
Welfare 124,716
Not allocated to sections 5,044
Total 336,663
*Figures for the three sub-sections of the headquarters section are not available.

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