New Clause 5 — Regional Management Structures

Part of Fire and Rescue Services Bill – in the House of Commons at 8:15 pm on 15th March 2004.

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Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) 8:15 pm, 15th March 2004

It is not paranoia; it is just a concern about the propriety of the Government giving unequivocal commitments that they will do something that, on the Minister's own admission, they do not even have the power to do. They are depending on some future legislation to give them that power.