§ 43. Mr. Clark Hutchison
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the establishment of the South Eastern Fire Authority is up to strength; if he is satisfied that the equipment is up to date and sufficient; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Millan
I am informed that the South Eastern Area Fire Brigade was under strength at the end of 1968 to the extent of 41 whole-time and 29 part-time (retained) men. I am satisfied that the brigade is well equipped to carry out its statutory functions.