HC Deb 01 May 1968 vol 763 c190W
39. Mr. McMaster

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will send to members of the corps a message of appreciation of the services, past and future, of the Royal Observer Corps in the defence of the United Kingdom.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

My right hon. Friend appreciates the valuable work which R.O.C. members perform for the United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation. But, although the Corps is being reduced in strength, it will continue in being and a special message does not therefore seem called for.