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Rescue Services (Working Group)

Volume 114: debated on Tuesday 7 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) pursuant to the written answer of 10 March, Official Report, columns 122–23, if he will list the titles and grades of the Home Office representatives on the working group considering guidance on rescue services;(2) if he will list the titles and employing authorities of the local authority representatives on the working group considering guidance on rescue services;(3) if he will make a statement on the basis for choosing representatives to the working group considering guidance on rescue services from both the Home Office and local authorities.

Membership of the working group comprises : the Co-ordinator of Volunteer Effort in Civil Defence (grade 5) (Chairman); the Home Office Civil Defence Adviser (grade 7); representatives at grade 7 and senior executive officer level from the Fire and Emergency Planning Department, a Regional Fire Adviser; a grade I Inspector of Fire Services; and local authority representatives comprising one nominee each from the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives, the County Emergency Planning Officers' Society and the Association of Civil Defence and Emergency Planning Officers. Members of the working group represent Home Office policy interests, and operational interests concerned with emergency planning.