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Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she plans to publish the next version of the full business case for the FiReControl project; and if she will make a statement. (205340)

The next version of the business case (Version 1.1) will be published in June 2008. This will set out the full costs, savings and benefits of the FiReControl project. A key benefit of the project is increased resilience. The business case will set out the details. A copy of the business case will be placed in the House Library.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the outcome of the consultation on regional cost allocation with respect to the FiReControl project was; and if she will make a statement. (205349)

There has been no formal consultation on regional cost allocations for the FiReControl project. However, formal consultation will take place when the business case is published at the end of June 2008.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations she has received on the incorporation of fireground technology in the implementation of the FiReControl project; and if she will make a statement. (205351)

There have been no representations received on the incorporation of fireground technology in the implementation of the FiReControl project.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will include consideration of resilience issues in the next version of the full business case for the FiReControl project; and if she will make a statement. (205702)