HC Deb 16 December 2003 vol 415 cc850-1W
Mr. Caton

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the consultation process required by the Government when a fire service is drawing up a new integrated management document. [144587]

Mr. Raynsford

Guidance was published by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on 28 July 2003 that requires fire and rescue authorities to consult a wide range of stakeholders on their draft Integrated Risk Management Plans (IRMPs), This should take place over a period of not less than 12 weeks to meet Cabinet Office guidelines for written consultations. Copies of the final guidance and a paper setting out the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's response to the main comments received are available in the Libraries of both Houses.

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