Flooding & Fire Brigade's Statutory Duty

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0592
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given the 14,408 homes at high risk and 34,349 at medium risk from flooding in London, coupled with the decline in fires and the rise in floods over the last 10 years, will you lobby the Government (and support the FBU's calls) to make flood rescue and relief a statutory duty of the Fire Brigade? Thus allowing the Fire Brigade to be funded for flood rescue work and dedicate more money to essential flood resilience resources.

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