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Fire Services: Medals

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2009, Official Report, column 454W, on fire services: Greater London, for what reasons (a) staff in the London regional control centre will be eligible and (b) staff in other new fire control rooms will not be eligible for the Fire Brigade’s Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. (291069)

[holding answer 14 September 2009]: Only staff employed by a Fire Brigade are eligible for the Fire Brigade’s Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Staff employed in the London Regional Control Centre are eligible for the medal as they continue to be employed by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. Staff in the other Regional Control Centres, which are controlled by local authority owned companies, will not be in Fire Brigade employment and will therefore not be eligible for the medal under the terms of the Royal Warrant.