§ Mr. Andrew Turner
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the authorities which benefited from the coastline factor in the fire service formula; and what proportion of the aggregate fire service FSS allocation was distributed on the basis of the coastline factor. 
§ Mr. Raynsford
1.5 per cent. of the aggregate fire service FSS allocation was distributed on the basis of the coastline factor. The following fire authorities benefited:
- Isle of Wight;
- Isles of Scilly;
- Tyne & Wear; and
- West Sussex.
In addition the following authorities benefited on behalf of their combined fire authority:Bath and north east Somerset, Bristol, north Somerset and south Gloucestershire for the Avon Fire Authority; Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees for the Cleveland Fire Authority; Plymouth, Torbay and Devon for the Devon Fire Authority; Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset for the Dorset Fire Authority; Darlington and Durham for the Durham Fire Authority, Brighton and Hove and East Sussex for the East Sussex Fire Authority; Thurrock, Southend-on-Sea and Essex for the Essex Fire Authority; Portsmouth, Southampton and Hampshire for the Hampshire Fire Authority; East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire for the Humberside Fire Authority; Medway and Kent for the Kent Fire Authority; Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool and Lancashire for the Lancashire Fire Authority; and York and North Yorkshire for the North Yorkshire Fire Authority.