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Fire Services: Manpower

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many firefighters there were per 100,000 residents in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) England (i) in 1997 and (ii) at the most recent date for which figures are available. (226377)

Information on the number of firefighters per 100,000 population in Northamptonshire and England is as follows.

Firefighters per 100,000 population

Northamptonshire

England

1997-98

82

92

2006-07

83

89

Source:

Annual returns to Communities and Local Government