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Fires (Schools)

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 15 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many daytime fires in schools have been reported since 2001. (77453)

The number of daytime fires reported to, and attended by fire and rescue services in England since 2001 is set out as follows:

Number of daytime school fires attended

Number

2000-01

526

2001-02

748

2002-03

682

2003-04

657

2004-051

656

1 Provisional figures. Notes: 1. Day time assumed to be 8.30 am—4.00 pm. 2. Figures include weekends and school holidays. 3. Fires were not recorded during the strike periods in November 2002 and January/February 2003. Source: Fire and Rescue Service FDR1 returns to DCLG