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Fire Services: Finance

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent meetings she has had with representatives of fire and rescue services affected by the current floors and ceilings revenue finding formula; and if she will make a statement. (242779)

Meetings were held with local authorities between 6 December 2007 and 8 January 2008, including six fire and rescue authorities, as part of the consultation period on the 2008-09 local government finance settlement. In addition, a meeting was held with one fire and rescue authority to discuss the settlement in March 2008.

We are currently consulting on the 2009-10 settlement and we welcome written representations from fire and rescue authorities by 7 January 2009.