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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the role of firefighters in responding to the recent floods. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 194056 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
answer text <p> </p><p><em>[Holding Reply: Monday 31 March 2014]</em></p><p> </p><p>More than 1,000 firefighters from across the country assisted with the flood response over December, January and February. We are extremely grateful for the work that they did to reduce water levels and help communities deal with the flooding.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
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answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
45441
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the current recommended age of retirement for firefighters. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 194055 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
answer text <p> </p><p><em>[Holding Reply: Monday 31 March 2014]</em></p><p>An independent review for the Firefighters' Pension Committee in 2013 found that, under current practices, firefighters would be operationally fit at age 60 if they maintain a physically active and healthy lifestyle. One in three members of a firefighters' pension scheme is in the New Firefighters' Pension Scheme 2006, which already has a Normal Pension Age of 60. The Public Service Pensions Act 2013 set the Normal Pension Age for the reformed firefighters' pension scheme to be age 60 from 2015, in line with the recommendation from Lord Hutton's independent report.</p><p>A firefighter with a full career earning £29,000 will be able to retire at age 60 with a pension of £19,000 per annum. Firefighters will be able to retire before the scheme's Normal Pension Age with an actuarial reduction.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
remove filter
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
45439
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of reductions in local government spending on the effectiveness of fire brigades. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 193997 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
answer text <p><em>[Holding Reply: Monday 31 March 2014]</em></p><p>Fire and rescue authorities are best placed to assess and manage their services and do this through integrated risk management planning. Fire and rescue authorities now attend 46 per cent fewer incidents than ten years ago and they allocate their resources according to local risk<em>.</em></p><p>There is still scope for fire and rescue authorities to make sensible savings, e.g. through reforms to flexible staffing and crewing arrangements, better procurement; shared services, collaboration with emergency services and other organisations on service delivery and estates, sickness management; sharing of senior staff, locally led mergers and operational collaborations, new fire-fighting technology, preventative approaches and working with local businesses.</p><p>In his independent review, Sir Ken Knight concluded that fire and rescue authorities need to transform themselves to reflect the entirely different era of risk and demand they now operate in.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
remove filter
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
45440
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to change the contribution rates to the Firefighters Pension Scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 194054 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
answer text <p> </p><p><em>[Holding Reply: Monday 31 March 2014]</em></p><p>The Government response to the consultation on employee contribution rates to apply in the Firefighters' Pension Schemes from 1 April 2014 was published on 6 March alongside the amending regulations. The Government response can be found at <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/firefighters-pension-scheme-1992-and-new-firefighters-pension-scheme-2006" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/consultations/firefighters-pension-scheme-1992-and-new-firefighters-pension-scheme-2006</a></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
question first answered
remove filter
answering member
4009
label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this