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Prescott 'kept in dark over fire control scheme'

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Yesterday, the chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Margaret Hodge, said the plan to replace fire control rooms with new regional centres ended in "complete failure", at a cost of almost half a billion pounds to the taxpayer. The then deputy prime minister, now Lord Prescott, commissioned the changes; he gives us his thoughts.


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