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Fire Services: Catering

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) make, (b) specification and (c) cost is of the coffee machines in each of the regional fire control rooms. (319113)

Regional control centres are equipped to support continuous operations and have high quality facilities including industrial standard kitchens. This allows the buildings to provide for large numbers of staff, for example during large scale emergencies.

(a) The coffee machines in the kitchens of each regional control centre are made by Brasilia.

(b) The specification is a Gradisca 3 Group.

(c) The coffee machines were provided by each developer as part of the construction fit out of the building with the rest of the kitchen equipment. The cost of each coffee machine, associated equipment and training is in the region of five to six thousand pounds.