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London Fire and Emergency Plannning Authority

Volume 453: debated on Thursday 16 November 2006

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
(Angela E. Smith)

The Department for Communities and Local Government has today announced additional investment in the order of £52 million, under the private finance initiative, for a project proposed by London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA).

This PFI project will allow LFEPA to build 10 new community fire stations, replacing 10 old fire stations, helping it to save more lives through improved response times and by providing fire safety advice to the communities which will help to reduce the number of accidental fire deaths in the home.

The amount agreed for this PFI project is in addition to the £125 million investment announced in October 2005 for individual projects from Staffordshire and Gloucestershire as well as a joint project put forward by Lancashire, Merseyside and Cumbria Fire and Rescue Authorities.