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Fire Service College

Volume 264: debated on Tuesday 24 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many firefighters have been trained at the Fire Service College in each of the last five years. [38160]

Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Fire Service College under its chief executive. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from N. K. Finlayson to Mrs. Barbara Roche, dated 24 October 1995:

Your Parliamentary Question seeking information relating to the number of Firefighters trained at the Fire Service College in each of the last five years, has been referred to me by the Home Secretary as falling within my delegated authority.

In each of the 5 years up to and including the year 1 April 1994 to 31 March 1995, the following numbers of students from United Kingdom Fire Brigades were trained at the Fire Service College.

  • 1990–91: 3,915 students
  • 1991–92: 4,187 students
  • 1992–93: 4,383 students
  • 1993–94: 4,571 students
  • 1994–95: 4,297 students