§ 38. Sir D. Renton
asked the Secretry of State for the Home Department how many local authority staff have been trained in their war-time functions under the Civil Defence Act and regulations made thereunder; and how many are in need of training or refresher courses at Easingwold.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
No precise figures are available. But many thousands of local authority staff have been trained in the past, and the facilities at Easingwold are designed to meet current basic needs. About 1,250 local government officers from England and Wales are attending courses there this year.