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Fire Brigades Union

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 15 May 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions he has held with the Women's Action Committee of the Fire Brigades Union about family-friendly modernisation of working hours. [111741]

None. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister will shortly be publishing a white paper setting out our proposals for the future of the Fire Service, and will include measures to make the service more attractive to groups who are currently seriously under represented in the workforce, including women who currently account for 1.7 per cent, of firefighter posts.