Thank you, hon member, and thank you, Madam Speaker. It is correct to say that if you look at the potential of the programme, the ease with which people enter the programme, and its impact on people's lives, then it would be in our interests to make sure that the programme expands.
However, this is how it was started and we are currently discussing how we can expand the programme to ensure that more and more people, particularly in the rural areas, get absorbed, because it is true that whilst some of the people who get trained and acquire new skills in the programmes particularly in the Working for Water programme, not all of them are absorbed in formal employment and not all of them are able to start businesses that I will be talking about later on.
Some of those that haven't been absorbed may require to continue with the programme. So the hon member is correct to say that with climate change and the extent and intensity of fires that we are experiencing, we may need even more firefighters. Therefore the Working on Fire programme could arguably be ready for an increase in budget. We are working on that, but hon member thank you.