Oral Answers to Questions — Fire Service, Liverpool.

– in the House of Commons on 27th January 1942.

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Photo of Captain Bertie Kirby Captain Bertie Kirby , Liverpool Everton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in Liverpool in the registration of fire-watchers and the allocation to them of duties; and is he satisfied that this service is now adequately prepared for any further enemy attacks upon this seaport?

Photo of Miss Ellen Wilkinson Miss Ellen Wilkinson , Jarrow

There was, it must be admitted, considerable room for improvement in the fire guard organisation at Liverpool. The matter has for some time been engaging our attention and that of the Regional and civic authorities. The reorganisation that has taken place as a result of these joint efforts has, I am told, considerably improved the situation. I am informed that progress is being made in the enrolment of Fire Guards registered under the Compulsory Enrolment Order. My hon. Friend knows that however good arrangements may be, I am never satisfied and may rest assured that every effort will be made still further to improve the fire prevention arrangements both at Liverpool and elsewhere.