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Fire Services: Taunton

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost of maintaining the regional fire control centre in Taunton was in November 2008. (246571)

The accommodation costs of the South West Regional Control Centre for November 2008 was £140,783.

The building is used for a range of purposes including the testing and development of FireControl IT systems and also technical workshops which bring together Fire and Rescue personnel. It is also used for meetings of Fire and Rescue Authority elected members who are responsible for setting up and running the new Regional Control Centres. Additionally, the Regional Project Team also works out of the South West Regional Control Centre.