Andrew Dismore AM: I would like to move on to the Fire Brigade.
Andrew Dismore AM: You have indicated that you intend to direct the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) to cut 13 fire engines, which we do not need to do and we can balance without doing so.
Were you aware when you decided to issue that directive that on 6 February 2016 nine fire stations were out of action for an entire shift and five more were off the run for at least two hours due to staff shortages? Of those nine stations, three of them - one third of them - are where you have taken one of their two engines away and, if you had not, those stations would have remained operational. Were you aware that this is not the first time recently we have had large numbers of stations off the run? For example, on 26 October 2015, the day of that fatal fire in Camden that we have debated before, nine stations were off the run for the entire shift, including one of those where you have taken the pumps away, and two more were off the run for part of a shift. Five of the 13 stations that you want to lose an engine from are not even on your optimum list to lose a pump.
Did you know all of that when you decided to put two fingers up to the public consultation, which overwhelmingly decided that they wanted to keep those 13 fire engines because they recognised that they did not need to lose them? They have a greater concern for the safety of London than you, do they not?