HC Deb 06 March 1968 vol 760 c83W
58. Mr. Clark Hutchison

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the fire services in Scotland are up to establishment; if he is satisfied that their equipment is up to date; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Buchan

Most brigades were under strength at the end of 1967 but their deficiencies should be reduced as availability for 56 hours' duty a week is extended. I am satisfied that brigades are all well equipped for their statutory functions; and I think they are to be congratulated on the efficient and devoted manner in which they carry out their duties.

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