Clause 8 - Road traffic accidents

Part of Fire and Rescue Services Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:00 pm on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of Mr Richard Younger-Ross Mr Richard Younger-Ross Shadow Minister, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Local Government & the Regions 3:00 pm, 12th February 2004

I hear the Minister's argument and I will be happy to withdraw the amendment. However, before I do so, I ask him to consider the fact that the pecking order at the moment is set out in the 1947 Act, and that, effectively, it will be removed by the Bill. Some fire officers have concerns that the informal arrangements have not worked in certain incidents. Hon. Members debated the same issue in relation to the police during consideration in Committee of the Traffic Management Bill. Before Report, will the Minister have a think about the matter? Having done a little more research, we shall certainly bring it up again.

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