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Personnel (Home Guard Training)

Volume 387: debated on Thursday 18 March 1943

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asked the Home Secretary the numbers or percentage of members of Civil Defence services who have received training in the Home Guard; and whether it is proposed to institute any measure of compulsion in this connection?

Several thousand members of the Civil Defence Services have enrolled and are being trained in list (ii) of the Home Guard. It is not desirable that I should give precise figures. The possibility of some measure of compulsion will have to be considered in some areas if deficiencies in the strength of the Home Guard cannot otherwise be met.