Fires: Greater Manchester

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Co-National Campaign Coordinator, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Manchester Evening News article, Greater Manchester is still owed £1 million by the government for battling last summer's moorland blazes, published on 6 February 2018, whether his Department has repaid any of the £70,000 given to it by the Greater Manchester combined authority.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Any expenditure incurred by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority may be reimbursed subject to a successful claim through the Bellwin scheme, which is administered by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

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