South Yorkshire MP’s alarm over fire ‘privatisation’

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SOUTH Yorkshire MP John Healey has condemned government proposals to allow fire services to be privatised.

Fire minister Brandon Lewis has revealed proposals ‘that would enable fire and rescue authorities in England to contract out their full range of services to a suitable provider’.

Mr Healey, Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne, said: “The first and last concern of our fire services must be public protection, not company profit.”