Peatlands - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:16 am on 22 February 2024.

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Photo of Lord Harris of Haringey Lord Harris of Haringey Labour 11:16, 22 February 2024

My Lords, the Minister said that one of mitigations is that the fire service would be on standby. I have always thought that the nature of the fire service is that it is always on standby. What assessment have the Government done in the light of my noble friend’s Question to ensure that the fire service resources are going to be adequate, given the increasing likelihood of wildfires of various sorts, the El Niño effect and, of course, climate change?