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Fire Services

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her estimate is of the number of fires prevented in each (a) region and (b) fire authority area in the most recent year for which figures are available. (268797)

There is no mechanism that allows Communities and Local Government to access how many fires have been prevented. However the latest provisional figures show that in 2007-08, fire and rescue services in England attended a total of 293,900 fires, a 32 per cent. reduction on the 2001-02 figure of 431,800.