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Hospitals (Air-Raid Wardens)

Volume 388: debated on Thursday 8 April 1943

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asked the Minister of Health why it is that air-raid precaution wardens in hospitals, in contradistinction to air-raid precautions wardens elsewhere, do not have any scheme of ranking?

The wardens referred to by my hon. Friend are not members of the Civil Defence General Services, and any scheme of ranking for them would be a matter of internal administration within the discretion of the governing body of the hospital at which they are employed.

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that these men suffer a definite hardship just because they are employed by his Ministry instead of the Ministry of Home Security? They have to take orders from men junior to themselves who happen to belong to the Ministry of Home Security.

I should like to see that Question down in terms. I have not had any general representations about it.