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NHS: Fires

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many fires were reported on the NHS estate as required by FIRECODE policy and principles in each of the last three financial years. (147063)

The figures in the table have been obtained from information contained in the fire database held by the Department. National health service trusts are required to report all outbreaks of fire to which the fire and rescue service attend.

The figures may not be representative of the actual number of incidents attended by the fire and rescue services as, for example, NHS foundation trusts are not mandated to provide information in relation to fire incidents.

Financial year

Number of incidents

2004-05

1,194

2005-06

1,151

2006-07

1,089