Parliamentary round-up.

1) Fire Control Rooms

Mr Raynsford was asked by Mr Philip Hammond to provide information of the locations of each fire control room in England, broken down by region, and how many people are employed by each.

Mr Raynsford also stated that the ODPM will be putting in place a standard set of performance measures appropriate to the fire and rescue control service, well in advance of the first regional control centre going live. These will be used to measure the performance of current control rooms and will provide a baseline for the performance of the regional control centres.

2) Firelink Radio System

Mr Raynsford explained that the Firelink contract award announcement was postponed following a detailed assessment of the technical and commercial matters to be resolved before the conclusion of negotiations. …

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