National Fire Service.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons on 21st May 1942.

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Photo of Sir Jocelyn Lucas Sir Jocelyn Lucas , Portsmouth South

While thanking my right hon. Friend for his answer, may I ask whether he is aware that, out of four successful candidates in one area, two were officers who had been demoted, one twice, and one had failed to qualify? Will he make these facts the basis of inquiry in order that there should not be in the N.F.S. the Army practice of getting rid in this way of undesirable and inefficient personnel?