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 Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

What I would say, with respect to the hon. Lady, is that the Treasury is requesting of the fire sector £10 million of additional funding; that is from a sector that will receive £2.3 billion in income and is sitting on almost £600 million of reserves. I think it is affordable, and I hope that she, like me, will welcome the announcement of her local chief fire officer Phil Garrigan about his intention to increase the number of fire engines and firefighters in Merseyside.