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

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

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Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South 12:00, 22 March 1945

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.