Fire and Rescue Services

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 30 April 2012.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Labour, Stockton North 2:30, 30 April 2012

I am extremely proud of the Cleveland fire service, which looks after the area of highest industrial risk in Europe. Its proactive work in Teesside communities has driven down house fire numbers, which have gone down and down, and it has excellent working plans with local companies. I am told that owing to the drastic agenda being pursued by the Tory Government, Cleveland has lost or will lose 180 firefighters. The Government are playing with people’s lives so I would like to know what the Minister’s message is to people in my communities, and who he will blame when there is a tragedy there.