House of Commons
EDM #1831
Tabled 13 November 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House is concerned at the current proposals to transfer the governance of the West Midlands Fire Service from the Fire Authority to the West Midlands Combined Authority; calls for stronger democratic structures for decision-making where governance of a fire service is given over to a combined authority; outlines its support for effective accountability as part of the governance of fire services; calls for fire fighters themselves and other expert bodies, such as the Fire Brigade Union to be included within the process of holding those who govern fire service to account; and calls on the Government to amend the draft statutory instrument transferring the responsibility of fire governance in the West Midlands, or to withdraw it.