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Petition by Annmargaret Watson  
 
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1147  
Petition by Mrs Annmargaret Watson, on behalf of Fire Reforms Actions Group, calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review current legislation to ensure that each local authority is represented on the fire service joint board to ensure that board decisions reflect local concerns and views and to revise legislation which prevents local authorities from increasing fire cover without full joint board authorisation and to bring this into line with police service cover  
Petitioner: Annmargaret Watson  
Number of signatures: 248  
Date lodged: 2 May 2008  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1147 
Summary:

Written Submissions for PE1147  

27 May 2008 :   The Committee agreed to seek responses to the issues raised in the petition from the Scottish Government, Chief Fire Officers Association, Fire Brigades Union and a selection of local authorities. Link to Official Report 27 May 2008 

18 November 2008 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to the specific points raised during the meeting. It also agreed to invite the Scottish Government to meet with the petitioner, the Fire Brigades Union and West Lothian Council to discuss and progress a resolution to the issues raised. Link to Official Report 18 November 2008 

10 February 2009 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a further response to the specific points raised during the meeting. Link to Official Report 10 February 2009 

5 May 2009 :   The Committee agreed to re-timetable this petition to a meeting before the summer recess and to write to the Scottish Government seeking responses to the specific points raised during the meeting. <Link to Official Report 5 May 2009  

16 June 2009 :   The Committee agreed to close the petition on the grounds that following recent representations from Angela Constance MSP at a meeting with the petitioner and the Minister for Community Safety, the Scottish Government advised that the responsibility for deciding the level of fire cover rests with the Joint Fire and Rescue Board rather than Scottish Ministers. <Link to Official Report 16 June 2009  

 
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