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Fire Service

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 29 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many malicious false fire alarm calls were attended by the fire and rescue service in (a) Southend, (b) Essex, (c) Hertfordshire and (d) England and Wales in each year since 1995. (80174)

The available information covers items (b), (c) and (d) of the question.

Information for Southend is not available centrally.

Malicious false fire alarm calls attended by fire and rescue services 1995-2004

Essex

Hertfordshire

England and Wales

1995

1,923

1,011

102,730

1996

1,684

660

99,308

1997

1,922

714

88,813

1998

1,607

531

74,200

1999

1,655

508

70,446

2000

1,717

578

63,842

2001

2,009

686

63,371

2002

2,112

646

55,388

2003

1,600

438

48,685

2004

1,485

234

41,017

Note: Excludes any malicious false fire alarm calls in November 2002 and January-February 2003 strike periods Source: Fire and Rescue Service returns to DCLG