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Schools: Arson

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many fires occurred in schools in each education and library board area in Northern Ireland in each of the last six years; how many were started deliberately; and what the cost of repairs for fire damage to these schools over the same period. (126888)

Information on fires in schools by education and library board area is available for the years 2002-03 to date:

Board area

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006 February 2007

Belfast

13

14

10

8

6

North Eastern

6

3

5

5

11

South Eastern

13

5

12

3

3

Western

6

8

4

5

4

Southern

8

5

8

10

4

Total

46

35

39

31

28

Of which:

Started deliberately

32

22

20

22

21

Information on the costs of the damage is not readily available. This information has been requested from the education and library boards and I will provide this to the hon. Lady in writing as soon as possible.