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EDM number 1458 in 2003-04, proposed by Don Foster on 06/07/2004.

That this House notes that the South West Regional Fire Authorities are required to combine their individual control rooms into one emergency control centre; acknowledges the opposition to the general centralising policy expressed by many parties, including the Trades Union Congress and some of the fire authorities involved; expresses concern at the effects of such a move on the response to emergency calls; further notes that in the event of such measures being forced upon the region's fire authorities, the excellent facilities and favourable position of Avon Fire Authority's control centre at Lansdown near Bath makes it an ideal candidate to become the South West Region's Control Centre, that the centre was purpose-built and recently upgraded, that with only minor adaptations it would meet all the functional, resilience and security specifications, that additional facilities which are part of the region's civil emergency contingency arrangements are already housed there and that it does not make financial or environmental sense to build new facilities; and calls upon the south West Fire Authorities' Regional Management Board favourably to consider the site and submit a proposal to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, and for the Deputy Prime Minister to accept such a proposal.

This motion has been signed by a total of 12 MPs.

Don Foster06/07/2004BathLiberal DemocratProposed
Roger Berry06/07/2004KingswoodLabourSigned
Steve Webb06/07/2004NorthavonLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell07/07/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Colin Breed07/07/2004South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer07/07/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Valerie Davey07/07/2004Bristol WestLabourSigned
Mike Hancock07/07/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis08/07/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Paul Keetch12/07/2004HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson16/07/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith20/07/2004Bristol North WestLabour Co-operativeSigned

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