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REDUCTIONS TO FRONTLINE EMERGENCY SERVICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1052: tabled on 07 February 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 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 is aware that because of the current economic climate and the Government's adopted policies to deal with its consequences, today every fire and rescue service in England is facing cuts to their budgets for at least the next two years because of central Government grant reductions; recalls the Prime Minister's promise whilst visiting a local fire station in Carlisle, Cumbria on the eve of the 2010 General Election, that he intended to protect frontline emergency services from any such cutbacks; notes that since then 1,500 firefighters' jobs have been lost; further notes that current proposed reductions in financial support are likely to result in a further 70 fire stations being closed, others downgraded, with the loss of many essential appliances; believes that such cuts will cost lives, put the safety of people and their communities at risk and cause vital work on fire prevention, rescues, flood intervention and other threats and emergencies to be undermined; and calls on the Government to immediately call a halt to such cuts and instead to fulfill the Prime Minister's promise to protect the frontline.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.