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Fire Services: Greater London

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 23 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the latest go-live date is for the regional fire control room in London. (322374)

[holding answer 15 March 2010]: Under current planning assumptions the regional fire control centre for London is due to become operational during September 2011. In view of the proximity of this date to the Olympic Games, I have written to the Chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority to ask if they wish to move this date back until after the Olympics. I have also offered to explore the possibility of moving their current control into the Regional Control Centre so that London can benefit from the facilities and enhanced resilience the new building offers during the Olympics.