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

Monday 30 January 2006

Members present:

Dr Phyllis Starkey, in the Chair

Sir Paul Beresford

Mr Clive Betts

Lyn Brown

John Cummings

Anne Main

Mr Bill Olner

Dr John Pugh

Alison Seabeck

Planning Gain Supplement Inquiry

Resolved, That the Committee do inquire into the Planning Gain Supplement.-(The Chairman).

Planning Performance

Agreed, that the letter on planning performance received from Yvette Cooper MP, Minister for Housing and Planning be reported to the House and placed on the Committee’s website.

Evidence Session on the Fire and Rescue Service

Alun Evans, Director of Fire and Resilience, Sir Graham Meldrum, Head of HM Fire Service Inspectorate, Dave Lawrence, Head of Fire Service Improvement Team, and Marie Winckler, Head of Fire Service Effectiveness Division, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister; gave oral evidence; and

Derek Chadbon, National General Secretary, Robert Cameron, President of the RFU and serving retained firefighter in Essex, and Adrian Hughes, RFU Vice-President, Serving Retained Fire Officer in Charge, Reynoldston, Mid and West, Retained Firefighters’ Union (RFU); gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 31 January at twenty past Four o’clock.