§ Mr. Skinner
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will meet the Fire Brigades Union, hon. Members and other interested parties to discuss the problems of fire safety cover. 
§ Mr. Sackville
[holding answer 23 July 1996]: My right hon. and learned Friend would like to consider this request, but the hon. Member has not been specific enough about which hon. Members and the subject matter to be discussed or whether it is a general request or concerns a particular fire authority. However, on the position in respect of the hon. Member's own fire 625W authority my right hon. and noble Friend wrote to the hon. Member on 19 July.