§ Mr. Hinchliffe
To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he will next meet representatives of the fire brigades and fire brigades unions to discuss changes in regulating fire safety and fire regulations enforcement.
§ Mr. Neil Hamilton
In announcing publication of the report of the review of fire safety legislation and enforcement on 22 June,Official Report, column 228–29, my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade made it clear that the Government were committed to full consultation with all interested parties. This consultation process is now underway with a closing date of 31 October. I understand that the Home Office is already making arrangements for discussions with the relevant fire service organisations.