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Fire Services: Manpower

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fire control staff are planned in (a) each regional fire control centre and (b) each region following the implementation of FireControl. (158048)

The following table gives the estimated number of fire control staff for each Regional Control Centre (RCC) following the implementation of FiReControl. These numbers were published in the Full Business Case in June 2007 and include control room operators, managers and other support staff. The actual number of staff employed will be for each RCC company to determine.

Estimated RCC numbers

East Midlands

81

East of England

85

London

114

North West

103

North East

76

South East

93

South West

85

West Midlands

91

Yorkshire and Humberside

86

Total

814

All numbers are in terms of full-time equivalents.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fire control room staff there are in (a) each fire authority and (b) England. (158049)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 8 October 2007, Official Report, columns 561-62.