§ Mrs. Ewing
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give figures breaking down the £30,000 weekly expenditure on civil defence by his Department and with what hazards the civil defence forces are trained and equipped to deal.
§ Mr. Ross
The expenditure is broadly divided as follows:
£ Salaries 1,900 Equipment, material and grants for uniforms 4,800 Grants to local authorities 17,600 Warning and Monitoring Service 1,900 National Hospital Service Reserve 1,500 General and Miscellaneous 2,300 Total £30,000
The hazards with which the Civil Defence organisation is trained to deal are those that would arise from the immediate and residual effects of a nuclear attack en this country.