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.

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Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 2:30, 30 April 2012

The figure that the Public Accounts Committee of this House gave was not less than £469 million, and I observe that in one year, 2010, the Labour Government spent £69 million on consultants, which is broadly the amount that the fire services have contributed to deficit reduction over two years.