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Statutory Duty - Fire And Rescue Services

EDM number 306 in 2014-15, proposed by Alan Meale on 02/09/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Emergency services and Flooding.

That this House is concerned that there currently doesn't exist a statutory duty upon fire and rescue services to respond to incidents of severe flooding in the UK; is aware however that rescue authorities have the power to respond when required under Part 1, section 2 of the Fire and Rescue Act 2004, to protect citizens from serious harm during flooding when circumstances deem it necessary; believes that a more co-ordinated and professional approach to this issue needs to be established using fire and rescue authorities' abilities to deploy skilled personnel via their integral command and control functions, to co-ordinate and respond to any rescue or preventative phases of flooding, threats and incidents; and accordingly calls on the Government to take the necessary steps to bring forward proposals for such a statutory duty within the existing capacity of this most important public service.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

Alan Meale02/09/2014MansfieldLabourProposed
Jim Dobbin02/09/2014Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
David Crausby02/09/2014Bolton North EastLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell02/09/2014Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Ian Lavery02/09/2014WansbeckLabourSeconded
Jim Sheridan02/09/2014Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon03/09/2014StrangfordDUPSigned
Dennis Skinner03/09/2014BolsoverLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma03/09/2014Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Martin Caton03/09/2014GowerLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley03/09/2014Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Kelvin Hopkins04/09/2014Luton NorthLabourSigned
Mary Glindon04/09/2014North TynesideLabourSigned
Linda Riordan05/09/2014HalifaxLabourSigned
Mike Hancock09/09/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech09/09/2014Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Steve Rotheram10/09/2014Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn10/09/2014Islington NorthLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi13/10/2014Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Grahame Morris13/10/2014EasingtonLabourSigned
Chris Williamson13/10/2014Derby NorthLabourSigned

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