West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service: Finance

Home Office written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Thelma Walker Thelma Walker Labour, Colne Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the West Yorkshire Fire Authority on funding for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

Home Office Ministers regularly engage with fire and rescue authorities on a number of issues. In 2018/19 West Yorkshire Fire Authority will have a core spending power of £79.1m, an increase of 0.8% (£0.6m) compared with 2017/18.

At March 2017, West Yorkshire Fire Authority held £33m in reserves, an increase of £24.4m (283%) compared with March 2011.

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