§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on staffing levels in each Fire Service area. 
§ Mr. George Howarth
Information on staffing levels in each fire authority area is included in the annual Reports of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Fire Services for England and Wales. The report for 1997–98 was presented to Parliament by my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary in October 1998.