Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Formal Minutes

Monday 6 February 2006

Members present:

Dr Phyllis Starkey, in the Chair

Mr Clive Betts

Lyn Brown

John Cummings

Greg Hands

Martin Horwood

Anne Main

Mr Bill Olner

Alison Seabeck

Local Government Finance

Agreed, that the memorandum from the Local Government Association relating to the one-off evidence session on Local Government Finance held on 21 November 2005, be reported to the House and placed on the Committee’s website.

Evidence Session on the Fire and Rescue Service

Matt Wrack, General Secretary; Ruth Winters, President; Val Salmon, Executive Council Member, Control Staff National Committee; and Jack Ford, Executive Council Member, Officers National Committee; Fire Brigades Union; gave oral evidence; and

Tom Carroll, President of CFOA and CFO Cambridgeshire FRS; Phil Toase, Vice President of CFOA and CFO West Yorkshire FRS; and Steve McGuirk, Vice President Elect of CFOA and CFO Cheshire FRS; Chief Fire Officers’ Association; gave oral evidence.

 [Adjourned till Tuesday 7 February at thirty five minutes past Three o’clock.