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Civil Defence (Scottish-English Border)

Volume 530: debated on Thursday 15 July 1954

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81.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements now exist for co-operation in Civil Defence between Scotland and England on or near the border in the event of need; and whether the commander in chief of mobile reserve will have operational authority throughout the United Kingdom.

Reinforcement by Civil Defence services across the border, in war, would be organised between the Regional Commissioner, Northern Region, on the one hand, and the Scottish Central Control on the other. The authority of the Commander-in-Chief, Mobile Forces, will be the same in Scotland as in England.