Fire Services: Overnight Cover

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons on 10th June 2019.

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Photo of Emma Lewell-Buck Emma Lewell-Buck Labour, South Shields

I thank the Minister for his response, but the reality is that Government cuts are having a dangerous impact on safety. If Tyne and Wear’s fire and rescue service funding does not increase, this year we could see overnight cover cut by 50% in South Tyneside, putting my constituents and our local firefighters’ lives at risk. When will the Government increase funding to protect our lives?