§ Mr. Mackinlay
To ask the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, as representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to his answer of 8 March, column217, if he will make a statement on the recommendations for regrading in respect of fire officers set out in the fire strategy for the Palace of Westminster and parliamentary outbuildings approved by the relevant Committees of both Houses in 1993.
§ Mr. Beith
[holding answer 7 June 1995]: I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Leyton (Mr. Cohen) on 30 March 1995, Official Report, columns 743–44. The grading of these posts is the responsibility of the Metropolitan police pay and grading review team. No recommendations for regrading were made in the fire strategy for the Palace of Westminster and parliamentary outbuildings.