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Fire Engines: Armed Forces

Volume 496: debated on Monday 5 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to which organisations operating at what locations have green goddess fire engines previously used to provide emergency fire cover been (a) sold and (b) donated in each of the last five years. (291209)

[holding answer 16 September 2009]: Donations of green goddesses have been made to the following organisations:

Operation Florian, based in Lincoln, for humanitarian purposes in Zambia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bosnia, Peru, Bolivia, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Argentina and Pakistan; (2006 and 2007)

Liverpool city council for onwards transmission by the Hands Across the Sea Appeal Fund for humanitarian purposes in Sri Lanka; (2006)

Freetown Special Projects Trust, based at Hull city council, for humanitarian purposes in Sierra Leone; (2006)

Rapid UK, based in Devon for humanitarian purposes in Peru; (2005) and Gambia and Avon Fire Services Partnership, based in Bristol, for humanitarian purposes in Gambia (2007).

Donations of Green Goddesses for heritage purposes have been made to:

The Military Vehicle Trust (Kettering) (2006)

The RAF Museum (Hendon) (2006)

The Dambusters Museum (RAF Scampton) (2006)

Manston Fire Museum (Manston) (2006)

The Civil Defence and Emergency Service Preservation Trust (Airdrie) (2006)

The British Fire Services Association (Sleaford) (2007)

South East Midlands Military Vehicle Trust (Burton Latimer) (2007)

Mid and West Wales Fire Engine Preservation Group (Neath) (2006)

The AFS Vehicle Restoration Group (Midlands) (Corby) (2006)

The Fire Police Museum (Sheffield) (2006)

The National Historic Vehicle Society (Basingstoke) (2006)

The Welsh Area Fire Engine Restoration Society (Neath) (2006)

The Whitewebbs Museum of Fire (Enfield) (2006)

Devon Military Vehicle Trust (Princetown) (2006)

The Coalhouse Fort Project (East Tilbury) (2006).

With regard to sales, I will place a list of the organisations which have purchased green goddesses over the past five years in the Library of the House. This list does not contain the names of individuals who have purchased green goddesses as this information is covered by data protection legislation. In addition we are unable to provide locations for the purchasers as the information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.