Fireguard Duty (Age Limit)

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence – in the House of Commons on 25th November 1942.

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Photo of Mr James Emery Mr James Emery , Salford West

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, under the Civil Defence Duties (Compulsory Enrolment) Order, men who were under the age of 60 years at the date of registration become exempt from further duties upon subsequently attaining that age?

Photo of Miss Ellen Wilkinson Miss Ellen Wilkinson , Jarrow

A man remains liable for fireguard duty under the Compulsory Enrolment Order after he has attained the age of 60, and my right hon. Friend proposes shortly to provide that the same rule shall apply to men doing duty under the Business Premises Order and at the same time to prescribe an age limit at which liability to fireguard duty will cease.