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Motor Vehicles: Arson

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many deliberate road vehicle fires occurred in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the most recent year for which figures are available in Wales and each Government office region in England. (176179)

The information requested is in the following table, showing both the most recent financial year (2005-06) and the most recent calendar year (2006).

Deliberate road vehicle fires, England and Wales, England, and Government office regions, 1996-97, 2005-06 and 2006

1996-97

2005-06

2006

England and Wales

39,315

42,068

37,838

England

36,454

38,935

34,893

Government office regions

East

2,544

3,123

2,805

East Midlands

2,988

3,413

3,165

London

3,056

3,179

2,879

North East

3,131

2,707

2,515

North West

7,489

7,704

6,826

South East

4,119

4,879

4,344

South West

2,362

3,172

2,917

West Midlands

4,904

4,281

3,687

Yorkshire and Humberside

5,864

6,477

5,756

Note: Data for 2006 are provisional.