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'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.
The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) publishes local government finance annual settlements for all local authorities including fire and rescue authorities. These documents include table showing funding provided to all local authorities in England. These can be found by following the links below.
The number of firefighters employed by Merseyside Fire and Rescue service from 2010 to 2017 can be found in the link below.
The number of operational appliances recorded by Merseyside Fire and Rescue service for 2010 to 2017 can be found in the link below.
The average response time to primary fires in Merseyside in 2009/10 to 2016/17 can be found in the link below.
All local authorities hold a general reserve which provides contingency funding for any unexpected costs. As at March 2017, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority held £31.9 million in reserves (an increase of £14.1m), equivalent to 53.5% of their core spending power. This included £2m in the general reserve.
Spending Review 2015 provided a firm, four-year settlement to local authorities including fire and rescue authorities, giving greater certainty of funding until the end of 2019/20. Funding information can be found in the link below.
Single purpose fire and rescue authorities will receive a 0.3% increase in core spending power over the four years of this spending review. The 2019 Spending Review will set overall local government resourcing from 2020-21.