LSP5 (Supplementary) [1]

Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Valerie Shawcross CBE (AM): Mr Mayor, we had 150 people in this chamber from Southwick, objecting to the fire station closures. We had 200 people in the Lambeth Town Hall objecting to these fire station closures. We have seen Clapham Tories petitioning against the closure of Clapham Fire Station. Are you happy that the closures and the removals in Lambeth and Southwark will mean that one-third of those boroughs, that is 13 wards of those boroughs, will actually have an attendance time of above and well above the target time? Clapham town is going to be eight minutes attendance time. Are you happy with that? Do you support it?

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Answer for LSP5 (Supplementary) [1]

Answer for LSP5 (Supplementary) [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): Well, as I say, there is a consultation going on.

Valerie Shawcross CBE (AM): Yes, we heard that, Mr Mayor. Do you want to do this?

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): If you want the same answer then ask the same question. I do think that what we need to do now is get the maximum possible discussion of the facts and I think that the Commissioner, to the best of my knowledge, is presenting a very powerful case for the reforms. If we can improve on that LSP5, if there are ways of making Londoners even safer, whist achieving the overall objectives then obviously we should do that.