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star this property date less than 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Enterprise Zones more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the report by the National Audit Office, Funding and structures for local economic growth, HC 542, published on 6 December 2013, what steps he has taken to implement recommendation 22f on page 13 of the report. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central remove filter
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 208306 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-24more like thismore than 2014-09-24
star this property answer text <p>As Enterprise Zones are a long term intervention (25 years in total) and the programme is still at an early stage, an evaluation of impact at this point would be premature. This reflects the practice of the previous evaluation which was commissioned in 1995 to assess the performance of Enterprise Zones that had been designated between 1981 and 1984. <br><br>However, the Department is looking at options now for a robust evaluation in the future, taking into account recent National Audit Office work on evaluation of spatial programmes, and lessons that can be learnt from the evaluations that are underway on other local growth programmes such as the Regional Growth Fund.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2014-09-24T15:19:18.2686061Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Communities and Local Government: Written Questions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he expects to answer Question No. 208306, tabled by the right hon. Member for Leeds Central on 4 September 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central remove filter
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 208947 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-09more like thismore than 2014-10-09
star this property answer text <p>Questions 208306 and 208307 were answered on 24 September.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 208948 more like this
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less than 2014-10-09T15:25:29.6669226Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-09T15:25:29.6669226Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
91390
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Communities and Local Government: Written Questions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he expects to answer Question No. 208307, tabled by the right hon. Member for Leeds Central on 4 September 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central remove filter
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 208948 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-09more like thismore than 2014-10-09
star this property answer text <p>Questions 208306 and 208307 were answered on 24 September.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 208947 more like this
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less than 2014-10-09T15:25:29.7822504Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-09T15:25:29.7822504Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
168602
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star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire Services more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the general (a) minimum fitness standard and (b) at risk standard where firefighters are allowed to continue on operational duties for a limited period while they undergo remedial fitness in respect of each fire and rescue service in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central remove filter
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 217648 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answer text <p>There is no national fitness standard for firefighters in England. It is the responsibility of individual fire and rescue authorities to put in place appropriate fitness standards for their employees.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2014-12-11T16:57:02.43Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T16:57:02.43Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many redeployment opportunities there are within the Fire and Rescue Service to accommodate firefighters who are unable to maintain an operational fitness standard. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central remove filter
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 217653 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answer text <p>We do not keep data on redeployment opportunities for firefighters. If a person has a permanent medical condition preventing them undertaking their role, they would be eligible for ill health retirement.<br><br>The role of firefighters has changed dramatically over recent years. Firefighters engage in more specialist roles and work more closely with the community to prevent fires and reduce other risks. More diverse roles demand new approaches to workforce management and these provide the opportunities for a more diverse workforce, including older workers, bringing a wider range of skills and experience to bear in serving their communities, and a more sophisticated approach to measuring operational fitness.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2014-12-11T16:56:14.913Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T16:56:14.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire Services more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the Government's response to the Firefighter Fitness Standards and Assessment: Consultation on amendment to the fire and rescue national framework published on 28 October 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central remove filter
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 217654 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answer text <p>We intend to publish my Department's response to the consultation on Firefighters Standards and Assessment shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2014-12-11T17:00:19.377Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T17:00:19.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire Services: Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the conclusion in Dr Tony William's report entitled Normal Pension Age for Firefighters, published in December 2012, in paragraph 12.2.6, that more women are likely to drop below the required aerobic fitness standard as they age, what assessment he has made of (a) the ability of women firefighters to maintain aerobic fitness as they age relative to men and (b) whether the provisions of the Firefighters' Pension Scheme (England) Regulations 2014 disadvantage women firefighters relative to men. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central remove filter
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 217754 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answer text <p>Dr Tony Williams, Medical Director of Working Fit, was commissioned to review the Normal Pension Age for firefighters. Dr Williams found that the decline in fitness for women follows a similar rate to men when activity levels and body mass index are similar. Dr Williams also established that firefighters who remain physically active and maintain a health lifestyle should still be operational at age 60.</p><p> </p><p><br>Fifty six percent of regular and retained female firefighters are members of the New Firefighters’ Pension Scheme 2006, which already has a Normal Pension Age of 60. These women will see no change to their Normal Pension Age as a result of the reforms. Due to the transitional protections in place, no firefighter will have to work beyond their current Normal Pension Age until beyond 2022.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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less than 2014-12-11T16:54:58.14Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T16:54:58.14Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire and Rescue Services: Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the contribution by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, the hon. Member for Portsmouth North of 15 December 2014, Official Report, column 115, for what reasons a statutory instrument was not laid on 16 December 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central remove filter
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 219076 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p>The Fire and Rescue Authorities (National Framework) (England) (Revision) Order 2014 (S.I. 2014/3317) was made on 16 December. It was laid in Parliament on 18 December, following the normal process, and has been published at <a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2014/3317" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2014/3317</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The amendment to the Fire and Rescue National Framework for England sets out the principles we expect fire and rescue authorities to have regard to in setting their fitness policies and procedures and their approach to firefighters who lose fitness to support them in working to 60. The mechanisms by which fire and rescue authorities are required to have regard to the National Framework along with the associated powers of intervention, inspection and reporting are set out in Sections 21 to 25 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004. We will be undertaking a review of the National Framework principles in three years time, after consultation with partners in the fire and rescue service, and at that stage will assess whether any further action is required.</p><p> </p><p>Dr Williams found that “Based on current practices of setting a standard of 42 mL∙kg∙min-1 VO2max but allowing firefighters to remain operational at a 35 mL∙kg∙min-1 VO2max”. The Department considered the policies that were submitted to that review and agreed with Dr Williams’ assessment of current practice. I have placed copies of the fitness policies that the Department considered in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
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219072 more like this
219101 more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T16:21:38.293Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T16:21:38.293Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire and Rescue Services: Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary at his Department on 15 December 2014, Official Report, columns 1115 and 1153, by what mechanisms the Written Ministerial Statement and Statutory Instrument will guarantee that if a firefighter does not have an underlying medical condition and they cannot pass the fitness test, either they will receive an alternative role or be offered an unreduced pension. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central remove filter
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 219072 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p>The Fire and Rescue Authorities (National Framework) (England) (Revision) Order 2014 (S.I. 2014/3317) was made on 16 December. It was laid in Parliament on 18 December, following the normal process, and has been published at <a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2014/3317" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2014/3317</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The amendment to the Fire and Rescue National Framework for England sets out the principles we expect fire and rescue authorities to have regard to in setting their fitness policies and procedures and their approach to firefighters who lose fitness to support them in working to 60. The mechanisms by which fire and rescue authorities are required to have regard to the National Framework along with the associated powers of intervention, inspection and reporting are set out in Sections 21 to 25 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004. We will be undertaking a review of the National Framework principles in three years time, after consultation with partners in the fire and rescue service, and at that stage will assess whether any further action is required.</p><p> </p><p>Dr Williams found that “Based on current practices of setting a standard of 42 mL∙kg∙min-1 VO2max but allowing firefighters to remain operational at a 35 mL∙kg∙min-1 VO2max”. The Department considered the policies that were submitted to that review and agreed with Dr Williams’ assessment of current practice. I have placed copies of the fitness policies that the Department considered in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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219076 more like this
219101 more like this
219217 more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T16:21:38.043Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T16:21:38.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Fire and Rescue Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary, the hon. Member for Portsmouth North, of 15 December 2014, Official Report, column 1153, what steps he will take to audit compliance with new arrangements for firefighters aged over 55 by fire and rescue services over the next three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central remove filter
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 219101 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p>The Fire and Rescue Authorities (National Framework) (England) (Revision) Order 2014 (S.I. 2014/3317) was made on 16 December. It was laid in Parliament on 18 December, following the normal process, and has been published at <a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2014/3317" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/uksi/2014/3317</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The amendment to the Fire and Rescue National Framework for England sets out the principles we expect fire and rescue authorities to have regard to in setting their fitness policies and procedures and their approach to firefighters who lose fitness to support them in working to 60. The mechanisms by which fire and rescue authorities are required to have regard to the National Framework along with the associated powers of intervention, inspection and reporting are set out in Sections 21 to 25 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004. We will be undertaking a review of the National Framework principles in three years time, after consultation with partners in the fire and rescue service, and at that stage will assess whether any further action is required.</p><p> </p><p>Dr Williams found that “Based on current practices of setting a standard of 42 mL∙kg∙min-1 VO2max but allowing firefighters to remain operational at a 35 mL∙kg∙min-1 VO2max”. The Department considered the policies that were submitted to that review and agreed with Dr Williams’ assessment of current practice. I have placed copies of the fitness policies that the Department considered in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt remove filter
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219072 more like this
219076 more like this
219217 more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T16:21:38.487Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T16:21:38.487Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this