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Fire Services: Finance

Volume 480: debated on Friday 17 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions she has had with (a) fire and rescue services and (b) fire authorities on the disaggregation of regional funding for resilience issues to individual fire and rescue services; and if she will make a statement. (227843)

We published on 8 July the FiReControl Business Case Part 1: “The Regional Case” and a copy was placed in the House Library. This agreed in principle to meet the costs of running the regional control centres in regions not expected to make savings.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the budget for each fire and rescue service in England and Wales is for (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11. (228013)

The following figures show net current expenditure on ‘Fire and Rescue Services’ 2008-09 (from revenue account budgets) for all English Fire and Rescue Services. Figures for 2009-10 and 2010-11 are not yet available. Figures for Fire and Rescue Services in Wales are the responsibility of the devolved Administration.

Net current expenditure on ‘Fire and Rescue Services’: Revenue account budget 2008-09

£ million

Greater London Authority

462.946

Greater Manchester Fire and CD Authority

132.075

Merseyside Fire and CD Authority

75.511

South Yorkshire Fire and CD Authority

66.721

Tyne and Wear Fire and CD Authority

61.925

West Midlands Fire and CD Authority

115.616

West Yorkshire Fire and CD Authority

91.652

Avon Combined Fire Authority

46.479

Bedfordshire Combined Fire Authority

29.172

Berkshire Combined Fire Authority

38.074

Buckinghamshire Combined Fire Authority

26.370

Cambridgeshire Combined Fire Authority

26.661

Cheshire Combined Fire Authority

41.086

Cleveland Combined Fire Authority

32.952

Derbyshire Combined Fire Authority

35.016

Devon and Somerset Combined Fire Authority

71.859

Dorset Combined Fire Authority

23.262

Durham Combined Fire Authority

32.122

East Sussex Combined Fire Authority

34.732

Essex Combined Fire Authority

77.415

Hampshire Combined Fire Authority

68.290

Hereford and Worcester Combined Fire Authority

32.797

Humberside Combined Fire Authority

51.638

Kent Combined Fire Authority

73.653

Lancashire Combined Fire Authority

62.175

Leicestershire Combined Fire Authority

34.541

North Yorkshire Combined Fire Authority

39.814

Nottinghamshire Combined Fire Authority

44.486

Shropshire Combined Fire Authority

16.128

Staffordshire Combined Fire Authority

38.709

Wiltshire Combined Fire Authority

18.175

Cornwall

21.625

Cumbria

23.443

Gloucestershire

21.913

Hertfordshire

40.840

Lincolnshire

28.076

Norfolk

31.275

Northamptonshire

22.000

Northumberland

15.996

Oxfordshire

25.438

Suffolk

24.781

Surrey

40.234

Warwickshire

22.767

West Sussex

36.354

Isle of Wight UA

6.786

Isles of Scilly

0.348

Total

2,363.928