Item 5 - Proposed Changes to the Governance of the Fire Service (L13/10)


The Government has recently published a consultation on ‘enabling closer working between the Emergency Services’. Within this, particular measures are proposed in relation to LFEPA:


The Government intends to legislate to abolish the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and to enable the Mayor of London to take direct responsibility for fire and rescue governance’


This report sets out the basis for a potential London Councils response.


The closing date is 23 October 2015.


Leaders’ Committee is asked to


  1. Comment on the proposals.


  1. Consider whether a formal London Councils response be developed, drawing on the draft lines set out in paragraph 13.