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Middlesex Fire Brigade

Volume 649: debated on Thursday 23 November 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent the Middlesex Fire Brigade is below strength; and what steps are being taken to remedy the deficiency.

The Middlesex Fire Brigade is at present 236 men short of its whole-time establishment of 1,461. Responsibility for remedying this rests primarily on the Middlesex County Council as fire authority. I know that they are fully alive to it.