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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Armed Forces – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th January 1951.

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Photo of Mr Evelyn Strachey Mr Evelyn Strachey , Dundee West 12:00 am, 24th January 1951

No, Sir. The proposal in the hon. Member's Question would amount either to militarisation of the Civil Defence services, or, on the other hand, bringing the Home Guard under the civil authority. We see great objections to either of those courses.