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Essex Fire Brigade

Volume 640: debated on Friday 12 May 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent the Essex Fire Brigade is under strength; in which divisions and stations there are shortages; and whether he will make a statement.

The establishment and strength of the Essex Fire Brigade on 9th May, 1961, was as follows:

Whole-timePart-time
EstablishmentStrengthEstablishmentStrength
1,057*875547535
* Includes 45 authorised posts not yet required.
I am sending my hon. Friend details for each division and station. I am informed that there has been a net gain of fifty-two whole-time firemen in the last twelve months and that the present deficiency is mainly due to a substantial increase in establishment last year.