§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he proposes to act on the proposals made in the Holroyd Report on the Fire Service; and whether he will consider implementation in stages.
§ Mr. Richard Sharples
I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to a Question by the hon. Member for South Ayrshire (Mr. Sillars) on 14th July. My right hon. Friend will certainly consider, as examination of the report proceeds, what action should be taken at each stage.—[Vol. 803, c. 174–5.]