§ Mr. Murphy
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is prepared to receive further representations on the re-structuring of the fire services in Wales. 
§ Mr. Kirkhope
The consultation period has ended and drafts of the orders containing the schemes which will establish the three combined fire authorities in Wales were laid in Parliament on 24 October. This stage could not have been postponed without putting the timetable for reorganisation at risk. For the future, if representations are made we shall consider them.