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Fire Damage (Cost)

Volume 828: debated on Tuesday 21 December 1971

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will provide a table showing the estimated cost of damage from fires for 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971.

Figures for the United Kingdom are as follows:—

1968£100 million
1969£120 million
1970£111 million
1971 (to end of October)£107 million
These exclude the cost of fire damage caused by the present unrest in Northern Ireland.