Early day motion 952

FLOODING AND THE FIRE SERVICES

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Total number of signatures: 58

Anderson, David Barron, Kevin Campbell, Gregory Campbell, Ronnie
Clark, Katy Cooper, Rosie Corbyn, Jeremy Crausby, David
Cryer, John Cunningham, Alex Cunningham, Tony Davidson, Ian
Dobbin, Jim Dodds, Nigel Doran, Frank Edwards, Jonathan
Francis, Hywel Galloway, George Gapes, Mike Gilbert, Stephen
Glass, Pat Glindon, Mary Godsiff, Roger Hancock, Mike
Harvey, Nick Hepburn, Stephen Hermon, Lady Hoey, Kate
Hopkins, Kelvin Huppert, Julian Lavery, Ian Leech, John
Llwyd, Elfyn Long, Naomi Mann, John McCrea, Dr William
McDonnell, John McGovern, Jim Meale, Alan Miller, Andrew
Mitchell, Austin Morris, Grahame M Osborne, Sandra Owen, Albert
Ritchie, Margaret Rotheram, Steve Russell, Bob Sanders, Adrian
Shannon, Jim Sheerman, Barry Sheridan, Jim Simpson, David
Skinner, Dennis Walley, Joan Weatherley, Mike Williams, Hywel
Williamson, Chris Wood, Mike Roy

That this House is aware that firefighters throughout the UK have recently been involved in responding to the devastating effects of flooding that have hit the nation over the last few months, working tirelessly to keep people safe and reduce damage to homes and businesses; notes that today the role of these public sector workers is extremely diverse in respect of their protection against the worst effects of fire as well as the many other responsible roles they play in protecting communities; is also aware that currently no statutory duty in England and Wales exists upon the Fire Service to attend flooding incidents, thereby restricting the role they might play in planning effectively to minimise damage, injury and death which may occur in any emergency; and calls on the Government to introduce forthwith a duty on the service, replicating that laid down in Scotland and Northern Ireland.