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London Underground (Fires)

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many fires occurred on London Transport Underground which had some effect on passenger service in each of the years 1957 to 1975; and if he will give details of where and when these occurred.

Details of all serious fires on London Underground during the period quoted are given in published reports, copies of which are in the Library. Lists of minor fires, in the detail requested, are being compiled and will be made available to the formal investigation into the King's Cross fire. It will be the responsibility of the investigation to establish the cause of the accident and the circumstances surrounding it.