Mr. Edward M. Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many fire officers are employed in Scotland; how this total compares with the authorised establishments of the various fire authorities; and if he will give separate figures in respect of Glasgow.
§ Mr. Ross
At 31st December, 1967, the latest date for which figures are available, the actual strength of whole-time officers and men employed in local authority fire brigades in Scotland was 2,720 compared with a total authorised establishment of 2,997. Comparable figures for Glasgow were 821 and 960, respectively.105W