HC Deb 12 January 1987 vol 108 c68W
Mr. Cohen

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish Her Majesty's inspectorate of fire services' annual assessments of fire cover in Greater London for each year since 1972; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

Assessment of standards of fire cover is a matter for the fire authority: in London, the Greater London council until 1 April 1986, and now the London Fire and Civil Defence Authority. It is not the practice to publish Her Majesty's inspectors of fire services' annual brigade inspection reports; but they give no ground for supposing that the fire authority has not made adequate arrangements to discharge its statutory obligations.