Oral Answers to Questions — National Fire Service (Building Projects)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd March 1945.

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Photo of Sir Herbert Butcher Sir Herbert Butcher , Holland with Boston 12:00 am, 22nd March 1945

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any building projects are in hand for the N.F.S.; and, if so, the value of such works.

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

Owing to the labour situation, a programme of building for N.F.S. purposes on an appreciable scale is obviously out of the question. Nevertheless, an occasional building project is put in hand, as an exceptional measure, if it is called for by present requirements and at the same time will meet the needs of the post-war Service. The value of the building works in England and Wales under construction or approved is about £70,000. This figure includes adaptations to existing premises as well as new building, but does not include maintenance work. In the great majority of cases the labour for this work is provided by the personnel of the Service.