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Civil Defence

Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total strength of the civil defence organisation in 1950, 1960, 1970, and 1980.

The number of people engaged by central and local government in civil defence is over 600 full-time and 400 part-time. Precise figures are not readily available; nor are figures for 1970 and earlier years.