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Fire Services (West Yorkshire)

Volume 981: debated on Thursday 27 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in his consideration of West Yorkshire county council's proposals for a revised establishment scheme for the West Yorkshire fire brigade, he is satisfied that there are sufficient retained firemen at Knottingley for the fire station there to be wholly manned by them.

This is a matter for the fire authority. I understand that the county council's proposals for reductions in the establishment scheme for its fire brigade, which my right hon. Friend has recently approved, will not be implemented at Knottingley until sufficient retained firemen are available.