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OXFORDSHIRE FIRE CONTROL CENTRE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1340: tabled on 14 June 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern the proposal to reduce the number of UK fire control rooms from 49 to nine, resulting in one control centre for the South East region covering more than 120 miles from Oxfordshire to the Isle of Wight; further notes that these proposals do not have the support of Oxfordshire County Council's community safety representative and the Fire Brigades' Union Oxfordshire in relation to public safety concerns from the reduced ability to respond to 999 emergencies; and calls on the Government not to close the Kidlington Control Centre and to develop a separate response strategy for terrorism between existing fire control rooms.