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Fire Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

Volume 505: debated on Friday 5 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many combined aerial rescue pump vehicles have been purchased by the fire and rescue service in (a) South Yorkshire and (b) East Yorkshire and Humberside in the last five years; at what cost those purchases were made; and who authorised those purchases; (314835)

(2) how many combined aerial rescue pump vehicles in (a) South Yorkshire and (b) East Yorkshire and Humberside are not in use by fire and rescue services; and for what reasons those vehicles are not in use.

[holding answer 4 February 2010]: The procurement of equipment is a matter for individual fire and rescue authorities to decide on and authorise. The Department does not maintain information on individual FRS procurements.