Responding to the government’s announcement that the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) will be abolished, and responsibility for London’s fire and rescue services will be transferred to the Mayor of London, Labour’s London Assembly Fire Spokesperson, Fiona Twycross AM, said:
“LFEPA has continually been undermined by Boris Johnson’s interference in the day to day matters of the Brigade’s work. In a time when London’s emergency services face unprecedented challenges any move to make our fire service more transparent and open to public scrutiny is welcome.
“A transparent service, underpinned by strong accountability and oversight, is essential for ensuring that we can protect frontline services and the safety of Londoners. But ultimately, whether or not this offer delivers for Londoners will also depend on whether the Mayor is willing to make the safety of people in our capital a priority.”