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Fire Services: Expenditure

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the revenue costs of the regional project team were in each regional management board area in respect of the FiReControl project in financial year 2007-08; and if she will make a statement. (227314)

CLG provided funding in 2007-08 in each region to cover the costs of regional project teams, as follows:

Amount (£)

East Midlands

147,051

East of England

147,051

London

160,413

North East

157,051

North West

157,051

South East

147,051

South West

157,051

West Midlands

147,051

Yorkshire and Humber

157,051

CLG also gave £56,041 to every FRA, excluding LFEPA to fund a project co-ordinator post.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to date has been of the development and implementation of (a) the data capture and management toolkit version 1 product and (b) the early station end equipment product in respect of the FiReControl project; and if she will make a statement. (227315)

£696,856.62 has been paid to EADS Defence and Security Systems Ltd for the development of the data capture and management toolkit version 1. No payment will be made for early station end development, although a capital charge will be payable when a station end is installed.