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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that there are still 33 male and nine female N.F.S. personnel stationed in King's Lynn, and as these numbers, in this particular district, are wasteful from a financial and man-power standpoint, will he give instructions for the necessary reduction to be made by transfer or otherwise.
The strength of the National Fire Service is under continuous review and very large reductions have already been made. Further reductions will be made as soon as circumstances permit and this is one of the places in which I think it will be practicable to make a substantial reduction at an early date.