Responding to the London Chambers of Commerce and Industry Report on emergency workers living outside the capital, Labour's London Assembly Fire Spokesperson, Fiona Twycross AM, said:
"It's abundantly clear that London's dysfunctional housing market has priced out many who serve in our frontline services.
"More than ever we need our city to be resilient. With so many fire fighters, paramedics and police officers now living outside London we need to take steps to ensure this doesn't hamper our ability to respond rapidly to large scale incidents.
“With a new Mayor comes an opportunity to boost affordable housing in London, for example through use of GLA land. Government need to do far more to tackle unaffordable rent prices, with many Londoners now forking out 60% of their salaries on rent. This simply isn’t realistic for many in the capital, including those in our emergency services.”