HC Deb 22 June 1972 vol 839 cc148-9W
43. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many voluntary organisations were asked by the Metropolitan Police to help with the train disaster at Eltham on 11th June.

Mr. Maudling

None, because the combined resources of the police, fire and ambulance services and members of voluntary organisations who arrived quickly on the scene were sufficient for the task. My right hon. Friend the Minister for Transport Industries, in his statement on 12th June, acknowledged the magnificent way in which all concerned carried out the work of rescue, and I am glad to have this opportunity of adding my tribute to the help given by voluntary organisations.