§ Mr. Denham
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what plans he has to introduce legislation to protect fire and rescue authorities against legal action of the sort taken in the case of Digital v. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Services; 
(2) what assessment he has made of the financial and legal consequences for fire and rescue services of the judgment in the case of Digital v. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Services. 
§ Mr. Sackville
Once the outcome of the appeal proceedings is known, the Government will decide whether there are any implications which fire authorities in general ought to consider and, if so, will circulate advice accordingly.