HC Deb 16 July 1984 vol 64 c22W
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.