§ Mr. Thomas Cox
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he plans to have with the Fire Brigades Union when he has received its comments on the Government's consultative document on the future of the fire service.
Our intention is to provide opportunities for full discussion of the responses to the consultative document on future fire policy in and through the machinery of the Central Fire Brigades Advisory Councils, which exist to advise my right hon. Friend and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland on fire service matters, and on which the Fire Brigades Union is represented.