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 Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

I know there are strong feelings about the funding of Tyne and Wear fire service because we had a debate in Westminster Hall, and I have subsequently met Chris Lowther, the chief, to discuss that. Our view is that the fire service has the resources it needs to continue providing what is acknowledged to be a good service underpinned by very high levels of reserves, but we are approaching a comprehensive spending review in which we will be looking to continue to make sure that the fire service has the resources it needs to do its very difficult job.