§ 21. Mr. Judd
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is satisfied as to the adequacy of the equipment at the disposal of the Portsmouth fire service; and whether he will make regulations to ensure that proper standards are maintained by fire service authorities in this respect.
§ Mr. Elystan Morgan
I am informed by Her Majesty's Inspector of Fire Services that the equipment of the Portsmouth fire brigade is capable of meeting operational requirements at the present time but that a programme has been approved for replacing a number of old appliances. My right hon. Friend will consider in the light of the Holroyd report whether present arrangements for ensuring that fire authorities maintain proper standards are adequate.