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Fire-Related Deaths

Volume 409: debated on Friday 18 July 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his current target is for the reduction of deaths from fire by 2004. [127230]

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's target set, following the 2000 spending review, is to reduce the number of fire-related deaths in the home by 20 per cent. averaged over the five year period to 31 March 2004 compared with the average for the five-year period to 31 March 1999. The base line figure is 379, so the average in the five years ending 31 March 2004 would need to be no more than 303.