HC Deb 23 January 2003 vol 398 c455W
Mr Clifton-Brown

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will take up the offer from Mike Bennett of Vantage Point, Mitcheldene, Gloucestershire, to make available fire station premises with two modern fully-equipped red fire engines. [85182]

Mr. Leslie

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is very grateful for all offers of assistance during the current fire dispute. We understand that in December officers from Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service and the Army examined Mr. Bennett's fire appliances but decided not to use them. Since then two members of the Fire Service College have examined the appliances, with a view to using them in training, to replace appliances from the college that are currently being used by those providing emergency fire cover.