Skip to main content

Fire Services: Safety

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions she has had with representatives of the Fire Brigades Union on the safety of firefighters. (253557)

My right hon. Friend the Member for Lientworth (John Healey) and I met with the FBU Parliamentary Group on 17 December 2008 and firefighter safety was discussed with FBU representatives. Since then I have written to the FBU General Secretary following up the publication of their report 'In the Line of Duty', which focused on this issue.

Furthermore, my officials have held positive discussions with the FBU on this issue and I will discuss the matter further with the FBU when we next routinely meet.