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Fire Services: Finance

Volume 497: debated on Thursday 22 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the total cost of delivery of the FiReControl project; and what estimates were made in (a) 2004, (b) 2005, (c) 2006, (d) 2007 and (e) 2008. (293319)

The current estimated overall cost of delivery of the FiReControl Project for (a) 2004 was £120 million; (b) 2005—£160 million; (c) 2006—£190 million; (d) 2007—£360 million; and (e) 2008—£380 million.

Early estimates of project costs did not include the funding that has been provided to FRAs to support local and regional implementation activity, the costs of the RCC building leases and the costs of equipment that will be installed in every fire station in England to support improved mobilisation.