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Reductions To Frontline Emergency Services

EDM number 1052 in 2012-13, proposed by Alan Meale on 07/02/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Economic situation, Emergency services and Fire services.

That this House is aware that because of the current economic climate and the Government's adopted policies to deal with its consequences, today every fire and rescue service in England is facing cuts to their budgets for at least the next two years because of central Government grant reductions; recalls the Prime Minister's promise whilst visiting a local fire station in Carlisle, Cumbria on the eve of the 2010 General Election, that he intended to protect frontline emergency services from any such cutbacks; notes that since then 1,500 firefighters' jobs have been lost; further notes that current proposed reductions in financial support are likely to result in a further 70 fire stations being closed, others downgraded, with the loss of many essential appliances; believes that such cuts will cost lives, put the safety of people and their communities at risk and cause vital work on fire prevention, rescues, flood intervention and other threats and emergencies to be undermined; and calls on the Government to immediately call a halt to such cuts and instead to fulfill the Prime Minister's promise to protect the frontline.

This motion has been signed by a total of 23 MPs.

Alan Meale07/02/2013MansfieldLabourProposed
Jim Sheridan07/02/2013Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell07/02/2013Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
David Crausby07/02/2013Bolton North EastLabourSeconded
Jim Dobbin07/02/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Ian Lavery07/02/2013WansbeckLabourSeconded
Dennis Skinner11/02/2013BolsoverLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins11/02/2013Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn11/02/2013Islington NorthLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma12/02/2013Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
John McDonnell12/02/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
David Simpson12/02/2013Upper BannDUPSigned
George Howarth13/02/2013KnowsleyLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas13/02/2013Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Sandra Osborne13/02/2013Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Martin Caton13/02/2013GowerLabourSigned
Mike Hancock13/02/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Mary Glindon13/02/2013North TynesideLabourSigned
Linda Riordan14/02/2013HalifaxLabourSigned
Frank Doran25/02/2013Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Grahame Morris25/02/2013EasingtonLabourSigned
Jim McGovern26/02/2013Dundee WestLabourSigned
Katy Clark27/02/2013North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned

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