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Fire Services: Inspections

Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many inspection visits to each type of premises were made by each fire authority under the provisions of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in each month since the Order came into force. (206003)

Information on the number of audits is submitted to the department via annual returns from each fire and rescue authority, the most recent information available is for 2006-07. As the Order came into effect on 1 October 2006, Fire and Rescue Services were not required to provide these data for 2006-07. However 16 authorities provided these figures for the period 1 October 2006 to 31 March 2007. These figures have been deposited in the Library of the House.

A complete set of figures will be available from 2007-08 onwards.