Provision for police and crime commissioner to be fire and rescue authority

Policing and Crime Bill – in the House of Commons at 3:46 pm on 26th April 2016.

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  • Division number 252
    A majority of MPs voted against requiring a report on the funding requirements of the fire and rescue service before transferring responsibility for them to a Police and Crime Commissioner.

Amendment proposed: 20, page 145, line 16, at end insert—

‘(7) No order can be made under this section until the Secretary of State has conducted a review assessing the funding required by the fire and rescue service to secure the minimum level of cover needed to secure public safety and maintain fire resilience.

(8) The review carried out under section (7) must assess the impact of the level of cover on—

(a) fire related fatalities;

(b) non-fatal fire related casualties;

(c) the number of dwelling fires and other fires;

(d) the number of incidents responded to, and

(e) the strength and speed of response to incidents.” —(Lyn Brown.)

This amendment would require the Home Secretary to conduct a review on the level of funding the FRS requires in order to secure public safety before she may make allows police and crime commissioner to be a fire and rescue authority.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 209, Noes 303.

Division number 252 Policing and Crime Bill — Schedule 1 — Report on Funding Requirement Prior to Police and Crime Commissioners Gaining Responsibility for Fire and Rescue Service

A majority of MPs voted against requiring a report on the funding requirements of the fire and rescue service before transferring responsibility for them to a Police and Crime Commissioner.

Aye: 209 MPs

No: 303 MPs

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Absent: 132 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

Schedule 1