§ Mr. Nigel Evans
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were working in the fire service in Lancashire in(a) 1996 and (b) 1979. 
§ Mr. Sackville
Information on the staffing of fire brigades is published in the annual reports of Her Majesty's chief inspector of fire services. The reports in question are for 1978 (Cm 7605, page 55) and 1995–96 (Cm 3493, page 14) —copies of which are in the Library.