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Fire Services: Military Aid

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the armed forces will provide emergency fire cover in the event of (a) a local and (b) a national fire strike, with reference to the FireGuard project. (252179)

The 2003 White Paper “Our Fire and Rescue Service”, made it clear that no party should proceed on the basis that the armed forces will be available to provide emergency cover in the event of industrial action.