Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England)

Part of business of the house (today) – in the House of Commons at 4:43 pm on 15th December 2014.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 4:43 pm, 15th December 2014

I do not agree with the hon. Lady, because when the 2006 regulations were introduced they made provision for that retirement age. The difference and the reason that there was no industrial action in 2006 was that firefighters felt that other jobs were available for those who could not maintain operational fitness. As I shall say in a moment, those jobs do not exist anymore.