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star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 more like this
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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 date of answer less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
unstar 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
168604
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star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 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
unstar 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
168605
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star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 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
unstar 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 thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar 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
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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
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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 date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
unstar 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
219217 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
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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
unstar 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
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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
unstar 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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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
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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 and Rescue Services: Conditions of Employment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library a copy of the review of 20 fire and rescue authorities' fitness policies undertaken by his Department. 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 219217 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
unstar 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
219076 more like this
219101 more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T16:21:37.877Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T16:21:37.877Z
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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 Prevention more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department allocated to the Fire Kills campaign in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14 and (e) 2014-15. 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 219100 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The award-winning Fire Kills campaign promotes a range of fire safety messages, primarily around the importance of working smoke alarms, to help drive down the number of fires and associated casualties.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Outturn spending by my Department on the Fire Kills campaign was £898,000 in 2010-11, £980,000 in 2011-12, £946,000 in 2012-13 and £840,000 in 2013-14. Allocated spend in 2014-15 is £1 million. All figures exclude VAT.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The campaigns are run in conjunction with local fire and rescue authorities, who will also undertake expenditure. We also work with national (commercial) partners at no direct cost to taxpayers. Recent partners have included B&amp;Q and Sprue Safety Products, Ei Electronics, British Beer and Pubs Association, Poundland, Netmums, Working Mums, Boat Safety Scheme, Zurich Municipal Insurance and the Post Office, HETAS and 20th Century Fox (in conjunction with the film &quot;How to Train Your Dragon 2&quot;).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The 2013-14 Fire Kills report can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fire-kills-campaign-annual-report-2013-to-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fire-kills-campaign-annual-report-2013-to-2014</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T14:27:09.357Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T14:27:09.357Z
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
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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 Local Government: Oxfordshire more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assistance has been (a) requested from or (b) offered by his Department to South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils following the fire at their offices in Crowmarsh Gifford. 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 220895 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Following the fire at the council offices on 15 January local business continuity arrangements were immediately put into place. Telephone calls were made to Councillor John Cotton, leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, and Councillor Ian Hudspeth, leader of Oxfordshire County Council, on the day to offer support and no central government assistance was requested. I would like to pay tribute to Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service, and to neighbouring fire and rescue services that supported them, for their response to this incident, and to council officials who have maintained essential council services. Officials from Fire, Resilience and Emergencies Directorate have been in contact with Oxfordshire's Chief Fire Officer, Dave Etheridge.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
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less than 2015-01-20T17:24:18.587Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-20T17:24:18.587Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this