Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    In the face of the first national fire strike for 25 years, and threats of
    rolling 8-day long strikes in the run up to Christmas, Peter Lilley, MP for
    Hitchin and Harpenden, today called for the Armed Forces to be able to use
    modern fire-fighting equipment to help save lives.

    Peter Lilley said:

    “Across Hertfordshire, there are seven reserve fire appliances which could
    be used to help train troops in using the modern equipment and supplement
    the Green Goddesses. In addition, there are fire appliances in training
    centres which can also be deployed.

    “These fire engines are not owned by trade unions. They were paid for by
    taxpayers? money to save lives. We should not let outdated views about
    crossing picket lines harm public safety.”