§ Mr. Maclean
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on progress towards integration of fire, police and ambulance control rooms. 
§ Mr. George Howarth
I refer the right hon. Member to the reply which my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire (Ms Lawrence) on 13 January 1999,Official Report,columns 193–96. £7.8 million has been provided to the Department of Health under the Invest to Save Budget for pilot joint call handling centres.