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Civil Defence Mobile Column

Volume 531: debated on Thursday 28 October 1954

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74 and 75.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what will happen to the instructors, the buildings and the equipment of the experimental Civil Defence mobile column when it is disbanded at the end of the year;(2) how many Civil Defence mobile columns it is proposed to establish during the coming year; and in what areas of the country.

It is not the intention to establish further experimental Civil Defence mobile columns next year. Provided the Civil Defence (Armed Forces) Bill becomes law the existing headquarters of the 1954 column will be used next year to train certain R.A.F. reservists in rescue work. A second centre will be opened for this purpose at Millom, and a third, which will be used for training in fire fighting duties, at Charley.