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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-05772: Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 21 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many fire engines have been removed from service due to staff unavailability in the last year; what review it has carried out of this, and how it plans to reduce the number.

Answered by: Annabelle Ewing 10 January 2017

This information is not held centrally. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has a statutory duty to ensure adequate arrangements for fire and rescue services in all 32 of Scotland’s local authority areas and, as required by the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (as amended), SFRS’s local plans will set out how the service intends to discharge its duties at a local level.