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Fire Services: Manpower

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fire-fighters there were in each local authority area in the East Midlands in each year since 1997. (187034)

Available information, for each Fire and Rescue Service area within East Midlands, is shown as follows:

Firefighters1 in East Midlands 1997-2006

Derbyshire

Leicestershire

Lincolnshire

Northamptonshire

Nottinghamshire

Total East Midlands

1997

841

701

628

520

921

3,611

1998

859

723

588

503

891

3,564

1999

836

710

662

518

923

3,649

2000

863

718

682

517

922

3,702

2001

834

730

674

517

930

3,685

2002

846

701

682

534

930

3,693

2003

808

696

690

535

945

3,674

2004

832

694

716

531

936

3,709

2005

829

739

701

539

888

3,696

2006

805

672

724

517

911

3,629

1 Includes all roles of fire officers including chief officers.

Numbers of firefighters can fluctuate when firefighters retire and are not immediately replaced. These figures provide a snapshot of figures at one point during the year.