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Fire Service, Coatbridge

Volume 655: debated on Tuesday 13 March 1962

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many fires have bean extinguished by the Coatbridge Fire Service since the opening of the new fire station; what was the nature of the fires involved; and what was the extent of financial loss incurred by the proprietors of the property damaged by fire.

I am in communication with the fire authority about the information required, and I shall write to the hon. Member as soon as I can.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT the cost of the new fire station in Coatbridge, the estimated annual cost of maintaining the station, and the number of fire personnel involved.

The capital cost of the fire station at Coatbridge was £85,900; the estimated annual cost of maintaining it is £46,000; and the establishment of firemen there is 38 whole-time men and 10 part-time volunteers.