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Fire Services: Quedgeley

Volume 464: debated on Thursday 11 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make a statement on the future of fire control at the tri-service emergency headquarters in Quedgeley. (156298)

The Gloucestershire tri-service centre will continue to house staff from all three emergency services and support tri-service working after the fire and rescue service control is moved to the South West regional control centre.. The Government are committed to creating a new national network of nine resilient regional control centres which will enhance the ability of the Fire and Rescue Service to respond to major incidents and natural disasters in a co-ordinated, efficient and effective manner, which will better protect the public. The new regional control centres will however build on the valuable lessons learnt on joint working from the tri-service pilots, including the recent experience of dealing with flooding in Gloucestershire.