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Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 28 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many deliberate (a) vehicle fires and (b) fires there were in (i) Southend-on-Sea, (ii) Essex, (iii) Hertfordshire and (iv) England and Wales in each year since 1990. (80251)

The available information covers deliberate primary fires attended by fire and rescue services at the locations listed in (ii), (iii) and (iv) of the question.

Information for Southend-on-Sea is not available centrally.

Deliberate road vehicle primary fires attended by fire and rescue services 1990-91 to 2004-05

Essex

Hertfordshire

England and Wales

1990-91

682

368

25,433

1991-92

895

484

38,929

1992-93

840

533

44,631

1993-94

544

398

40,889

1994-95

679

422

34,561

1995-96

520

419

39,531

1996-97

610

376

39,315

1997-98

659

450

39,146

1998-99

783

448

46,880

1999-2000

1,123

782

59,580

2000-01

1,595

839

63,678

2001-02

1,696

894

73,695

2002-03

1,609

881

69,413

2003-04

1,463

824

63,535

2004-05

1,000

598

48,028

Deliberate primary fires in other locations attended by fire and rescue services 1990-91 to 2004-05

Essex

Hertfordshire

England and Wales

1990-91

452

278

23,628

1991-92

485

331

25,826

1992-93

417

349

27,411

1993-94

457

323

30,382

1994-95

656

341

37,807

1995-96

581

470

38,155

1996-97

479

497

37,908

1997-98

485

360

34,475

1998-99

540

387

31,723

1999-2000

634

424

34,962

2000-01

733

412

33,653

2001-02

788

429

38,092

2002-03

705

353

33,782

2003-04

670

437

36,529

2004-05

527

331

30,139

Notes:

1. Figures are based on the sampled data grossed to fires and rescue service totals.

2. Figures exclude any fires in November 2002 and January-February 2003 strike periods.

Source:

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