Fire and Rescue Services

Home Office written question – answered on 4th July 2019.

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Photo of Karen Lee Karen Lee Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Fire)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the conclusion in the report of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services on Fire and Rescue Service Inspections that there are too few firefighters to meet the foreseeable fire risk.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister of State (London)

Fire services have the resources they need to do their important work. Overall fire and rescue authorities will receive around £2.3 billion in 2019/20.

Operational decisions are for each fire and rescue authority to make as part of the integrated risk management planning process, drawing on the professional advice of their Chief Fire Officer.

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