My right hon. Friend has carefully considered the representations which have reached him, but he does not find any grounds for instituting such an inquiry. The efficiency of the National Fire Service is kept under constant review by inspections at regular intervals. My hon. Friend may rest assured that the importance of maintaining an efficient service at Middlesbrough is fully appreciated.
I think the hon. Member knows that the details have been gone into very fully. My right hon. Friend is convinced that no good purpose would be served by pursuing the matter.