National Fire Service.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons on 23rd July 1942.

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Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

Yes, but the firemen are engaged primarily for fire-fighting purposes. While I appreciate their point, and understand it, this system has been in operation for a long time—in some areas before the nationalisation of the Service. I have given it very careful consideration, and I think that operational efficiency requires this policy to be pursued.