HC Deb 27 January 1998 vol 305 c144W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the role of the Metropolitan Police Service in dealing with fires on or close to the Thames. [25229]

Mr. Michael

The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis tells me that fire fighting is not a primary objective of Thames Division. However, when they come across incidents of fire in the course of their duties, the Division respond and call on other resources as appropriate to preserve life and property.

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