ODPM Press Notice

Session 2002-03  28 October 2003


The Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions will be hearing evidence for its inquiry into The Fire Service on the 4th November:

All times are approximate

Tuesday 4 November


Dr. Mike Dennett, Independent Fire Consultant

Ms Ann Everton, Professor of Fire Law


Association of Principal Fire Officers' (APFO)

John Bonney, Secretary

Fire Officers' Association (FOA)

Graham Setterfield

Retained Firefighters' Union (RFU)

Derek Chadbon, National General Secretary

10.15 am

Chief and Assistant Chief Fire Officers' Association (CACFOA)

Jeff Ord, President

Alan Doig, Vice-President of CACFOA

Steve McGuirk, Lead CACFOA Officer on White Paper working group.

10.45 am

The Fire Brigades' Union

Andy Gilchrist, General Secretary

Ruth Winters, President

Mike Fordham, Assistant General Secretary

The evidence session will take place in public, unless otherwise decided by the Committee, in a Committee Room at the House of Commons.  Those wishing to attend the meeting should check the venue by contacting the Committee Office Information Line on 020 7219 2033 on the day before the hearing.

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Contact: Libby Preston, Second Clerk 0207 219 3290