Fire Service

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 4th February 2004.

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Photo of Bernard Jenkin Bernard Jenkin Shadow Secretary of State (The Regions)

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions he has had with Essex county council on his plans to regionalise the fire service.

Photo of Nick Raynsford Nick Raynsford Minister of State (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Local and Regional Government)

The Government have no plan to regionalise the Fire and Rescue Service other than in regions which vote in a referendum for an elected regional assembly. No such referendum is proposed in the Eastern region.

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