Fire Services: Pensions

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons on 25th February 2019.

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Photo of Marie Rimmer Marie Rimmer Labour, St Helens South and Whiston

The Government have not picked up their fair share of the pension fund contribution, which means that local authorities and fire authorities will have to pick up more. We have to pay the pensions. How do the Government expect fire authorities to maintain the increasing calls on their services, and to meet their target call response times, when they have to contribute extra funds that are not provided by the Government?