§ Mr. Gregory
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions on new fire officer duty systems, designed to increase flexibility of practice, are currently taking place; and when he envisages these being implemented.
§ Mr. Mellor
Matters relating to fire officer duty systems are the responsibility of fire authorities, and negotiations between representatives of fire authorities and their employees take place in the national joint council for local authorities' fire brigades, on which my right hon. and learned Friend is not represented.