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Fire Services: Retirement

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many ill-health retirements in the fire service there were between April and October (a) 2006 and (b) 2007, broken down by fire authority. (187413)

Available information, for the period 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006, is set out in the following table:

Ill-health retirements in the fire service 2005-06

Number

Avon

10

Bedfordshire and Luton

0

Buckinghamshire

5

Cambridgeshire

3

Cheshire

0

Cleveland

3

Cornwall

1

County Durham and Darlington

5

Cumbria

0

Derbyshire

2

Devon

6

Dorset

7

East Sussex

5

Essex

20

Gloucestershire

2

Greater Manchester

8

Hampshire

3

Hereford and Worcester

4

Hertfordshire

5

Humberside

16

Isle of Wight

1

Isles of Scilly

0

Kent

7

Lancashire

2

Leicestershire

3

Lincolnshire

5

London

74

Merseyside

16

Norfolk

2

North Yorkshire

8

Northamptonshire

5

Northumberland

0

Nottinghamshire

14

Oxfordshire

1

Royal Berkshire

4

Shropshire

1

Somerset

3

South Yorkshire

17

Staffordshire

16

Suffolk

1

Surrey

1

Tyne and Wear

13

Warwickshire

5

West Midlands

21

West Sussex

0

West Yorkshire

7

Wiltshire

0

England

332

Source: Annual returns to Communities and Local Government.