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FIRE AND RESCUE IN CORNWALL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 73A1: tabled on 07 November 2007

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Mark Prisk on 06 November 2007. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from `House' to end and insert `commends the excellent work of full time and retained fire service personnel in Cornwall; welcomes the thorough inquiry into the Penhallow fire and the decision that no changes will be made to fire cover until the full circumstances are known; notes with concern the historic inadequate funding from successive Conservative and Labour Governments, which has forced the local authority to consider downgrading Falmouth and Camborne stations to day manned only; further notes that Conservative proposals for fire cover in Cornwall make no mention of which local services they would cut to fund their plans; and urges the Government to improve the funding of Cornwall's fire service, bearing in mind the unique geographical and seasonal pressures on fire services in the county.'.

Original motion text

That this House condemns the proposals by the Liberal Democrat Group on Cornwall County Council for re-organising and so reducing the effectiveness of fire-service cover; strongly commends the excellent fire service personnel; notes the grave concerns of people in Newquay about the recent tragic fire at the Penhallow Hotel and the ability of the fire service to respond; further notes with great concern plans to now remove 24 hour whole-time cover in Falmouth and Camborne; and calls on the Liberal Democrat-run county council to listen to local people and use the available resources to prioritise front line services.