Fire and Rescue Services: Funding

House of Lords written question – answered at on 23 July 2012.

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Photo of Lord Morris of Manchester Lord Morris of Manchester Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from the Association of Metropolitan Fire Authorities about the effect of cuts in the funding of fire and rescue services in England; what is their response to those representations; and what action they will take as a result.

Photo of Baroness Hanham Baroness Hanham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The Government will consider the Association of Metropolitan Fire and Rescue Authorities' submission on "the Potential Impact of the 2013-15 Finance Settlement".

On 17 July 2012 the Government published the Technical Consultation on Business Rates Retention detailing proposals for local authority funding from 2013-14. All representations received during the consultation period will be considered before final decisions are made. Provisional fire and rescue authority funding baselines will be announced at the usual time-in late November or early December this year.

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