Personnel (Allotment Cultivation).

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons on 19th February 1942.

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Photo of Sir John Mellor Sir John Mellor , Tamworth

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has considered a communication from the Shirley and District Allotment Association urging that Civil Defence duties and training should not be permitted unduly to interfere with work on their allotments by Civil Defence personnel; and whether he will make a statement?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

The communication in question is prompted by recent measures to restrict resignations of part-time members of the Civil Defence services, but I see no reason to anticipate that these measures need entail undue interference with the cultivating of allotments. The recognised standard of compulsory duty is a maximum of 48 hours in each period of four weeks, and authorities have been instructed, in fixing hours and times of duty, that full regard should continue to be paid to the employment and other day-to-day obligations of members of the Services.