§ 24. Mr. Fatchett
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many, and which, metropolitan district councils have indicated an interest in controlling police and fire services within their area.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
At the time of their initial response to "Streamlining the Cities" (Cmnd. 9063), six metropolitan districts (Rochdale, Wirral, Sefton, Solihull, Dudley and Wolverhampton) indicated their interest in various forms of district involvement with the police and fire services.
§ Ms. Clare Short
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his estimate of the cost of providing effective, fully operational headquarters for (a) police and (b) fire services for each metropolitan district area where this facility does not exist; and if he will list these costs.