HC Deb 23 February 1968 vol 759 c205W
Sir Knox Cunningham

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give the number of sections or branches of the Civil Defence Corps and Auxiliary Fire Service, the members of which have offered to continue their service on a voluntary basis.

Mr. Ennals

My right hon. Friend has received 26 offers to continue Civil Defence service without bounty. 13 on behalf of whole Divisions of the Civil Defence Corps in England and Wales and 13 on behalf of groups of volunteers in particular localities. He has had similar offers from groups representing auxiliary members of 35 of the 132 fire brigades. The total amount which would be saved by the sacrifice of bounty and other payments is only a small part of the cost of these services.