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Local Authority Finance

Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to adjust formula spending share of local authorities to reflect different costs and savings incurred in modernisation of the Fire Service. [106994]

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is aware that the costs and savings incurred as a result of the modernisation of the Fire Service may have a varying impact on individual Fire Authorities. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister will work with the relevant stakeholders to establish a clearer understanding of these effects. It will be considered whether and how the results of this work needs to be reflected in due course.