On Wednesday 5 September, Kevan took part in a debate in Westminster Hall on the funding of Fire & Rescue Services, led by Houghton and Sunderland South MP, Bridget Phillipson.

Kevan joined a number of other MPs in raising concerns about funding cuts affecting Fires Services, including Co. Durham & Darlington.

The full text of the debate can be found here: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/whall/?id=2012-09-05a.67.0&s=speaker%3A11003#g74.0