§ Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has any plans to change the consultative structure of the fire service as laid down in the Fire Services Act 1947; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Patten
My right hon. Friend has no present plans to seek changes to the statutory basis of the Central Fire Brigades Advisory Council constituted under section 29 of the Fire Services Act 1947 or of the arrangements under section 17 of the Act, as amended by the Fire Services Act 1959, relating to disciplinary matters.