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

The whole House will understand the sensitivities of this subject, not least this week, and the fire was indeed extremely intense and unsettling. I congratulate the 100-odd firefighters who attended that scene on their success in getting the fire under control with no serious injury. In response to the hon. Lady’s point, yes of course I take this extremely seriously. I have received assurances from the fire chiefs that the current arrangements around integrated risk planning, the requirements around mutual assistance and the national resilience are fit for purpose, but if anyone has hard evidence to undermine that my door is open.