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National Fire Service

Volume 416: debated on Thursday 12 April 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the number of N.F.S. personnel still engaged in duties in Scotland.

At 30th November, 1945, there were 3,153 men and 580 women employed whole-time in the National Fire Service in Scotland.

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the grievance is not that they arc engaged in duties, but the vast majority of the N.F.S. are grousing because they have nothing on earth to do, and they cannot get out?