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Regional Commissioners

Volume 360: debated on Thursday 9 May 1940

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asked the Home Secretary whether he will arrange that Regional Commissioners consult with Members of Parliament representing constituencies in their regions with a view to making use of their services in all matters concerned with civil defence in case of an emergency?

Regional Commissioners are glad to have the co-operation of hon. Members in dealing with administrative and other problems affecting constituencies in their region, but I doubt whether in times of acute emergency there would be much scope for Members of Parliament, in their capacity as such, to assist the Commissioner in the discharge of his functions, which would in the conditions envisaged be primarily executive.