Urgent question on ongoing fire at Saddleworth Moor: 2 July 2018

02 July 2018

Jonathan Reynolds, MP for Stalybridge and Hyde, asked an urgent question in the House of Commons on the ongoing fire at Saddleworth and Tameside Moor.

The question was responded to by the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, Mr Nick Hurd, who updated the House on the situation, telling them "the numbers of fire appliances and firefighters on the scene fluctuates each day according to the immediate need. However, the Manchester fire and rescue service has around 30 fire appliances currently deployed, and 29 appliances have been deployed to the Lancashire fire"

Jonathan Reynolds followed up by asking if "the Government [is] fully engaged in doing all that they can to support those services?"

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