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Fire Services: Eastern Region

Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the original projected cost was of the East of England regional fire control centre; and what the most recent projected cost is. (182790)

The contracted annual rental for the East of England Regional Fire Control Centre is £1,349,322.00 uplifted by 2.5 per cent. inflation per year, applied every five years. This annual rental figure remains unchanged from when the contract was entered on 8 August 2005.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when work was originally planned to start on the East of England regional fire control centre; when she now expects work to (a) start and (b) finish; and if she will make a statement. (182791)

Construction is in progress. I understand that the developer started work in February 2007. The target practical completion date of the building is 1 October 2008.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what date the site of the proposed East of England Regional Fire Control Centre was purchased; from whom it was purchased; how much it cost; and where it is located. (182798)

The East of England Regional Control Centre is located at Cambridge Research Park; Plot 5100, Beach Drive, Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9AP. The site is privately owned and it has never been owned by Communities and Local Government.