Yes, Sir. An inspection of stations in the Liverpool Area, which were considered by the Fire Brigades Union to be unsatisfactory, was made recently by representatives of' the Regional Commissioner and the Union, and measures are being taken to effect any necessary improvments as quickly as possible. In the circumstances my right hon. Friend cannot see that any useful purpose would be served by a further inspection by an organisation which has no responsibility for the conditions of service in the National Fire Service. He regrets, therefore, that he is unable to comply with my hon. Friend's suggestion.