§ Mr. Carol Johnson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from the South Lewisham Young Socialists regarding the proposed closure of Downham fire station; and what reply he has made.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
The Secretary and a member of the South Lewisham Young Socialists have written to my right hon. Friend objecting to a proposal by the Greater London Council to close Down-ham fire station and asking him to receive a deputation. They have been told that a fire authority may not close a fire station without my right hon. Friend's approval; that no proposal for the closure of Downham fire station has yet been submitted; and that he can therefor make no comment at this stage.