HC Deb 13 February 1996 vol 271 cc511-2W
Mr. Spearing

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the expected average additional time that will elapse prior to the arrival of an appliance of the London fire brigade at a fire if he accepts the proposals for reduced fire cover in London. [14332]

Mr. Sackville

No requests have been received by the Home Office from the London fire and civil defence authority to reduce levels of fire cover and therefore there is no basis on which to make such an estimate.