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Non-domestic Rates: Fire Services

Volume 504: debated on Thursday 21 January 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many fire stations (a) were on the 1997 and (b) are on the 2010 Rating List. (311709)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many fire stations there were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List with special category code 101 in (a) England and (b) each local authority area in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2010. (311664)

The number of fire stations in the 1995 Local Rating Lists, which cover Specialist Category Codes 101 and 964, as at 1 April 1997 totalled 1,464.

The number of fire stations in the Draft 2010 Rating List as at 2 November 2009 totalled 1,470.

Information on each local authority area is given in the following table:

Fire stations

Billing authority

1995 Rating List as at 1 April 1997 (SCAT 964)

2010 Rating List as at 2 November 2009 (SCAT 101)

Adur

2

2

Allerdale

8

8

Alnwick

3

3

Amber Valley

6

6

Arun

5

5

Ashfield

2

2

Ashford

7

6

Aylesbury Vale

7

6

Babergh

5

5

Barking and Dagenham

0

2

Barnet

4

4

Barnsley

5

4

Barrow-in-Furness

4

3

Basildon

3

3

Basingstoke and Deane

5

5

Bassetlaw

5

5

Bath and North East Somerset

5

5

Bedford

3

3

Berwick-upon-Tweed

5

5

Bexley

3

3

Birmingham

17

16

Blaby

1

1

Blackburn with Darwen

2

2

Blackpool

3

3

Blyth Valley

2

2

Bolsover

3

3

Bolton

4

4

Boston

3

3

Bournemouth

3

3

Bracknell Forest

2

2

Bradford

10

11

Braintree

6

6

Breckland

6

6

Brent

3

3

Brentwood

3

2

Bridgnorth

3

3

Brighton and Hove

3

3

Bristol

6

6

Broadland

4

4

Bromley

4

4

Bromsgrove

1

1

Broxbourne

2

2

Broxstowe

3

4

Burnley

2

2

Bury

3

3

Calderdale

7

7

Cambridge

1

1

Camden

4

4

Cannock Chase

0

2

Canterbury

4

4

Caradon

5

6

Carlisle

3

3

Carrick

3

3

Castle Morpeth

2

2

Castle Point

2

2

Charnwood

3

3

Chelmsford

3

3

Cheltenham

2

1

Cherwell

5

5

Cheshire West and Chester

7

7

Chesterfield

2

2

Chester-le-Street

1

1

Chichester

6

6

Chiltern

3

3

Chorley

1

2

Christchurch

1

1

City of London

0

1

Colchester

5

4

Congleton

4

4

Copeland

6

6

Corby

2

1

Cotswold

7

7

Coventry

4

4

Craven

3

3

Crawley

2

2

Crewe and Nantwich

3

3

Croydon

5

5

Dacorum

6

5

Darlington

1

1

Dartford

2

2

Daventry

5

5

Derby

3

3

Derbyshire Dales

6

6

Derwentside

3

1

Doncaster

7

7

Dover

8

8

Dudley

5

5

Durham

1

1

Ealing

3

4

Easington

3

3

East Cambridgeshire

5

5

East Devon

6

8

East Dorset

4

4

East Hampshire

6

6

East Hertfordshire

6

6

East Lindsey

11

11

East Northamptonshire

5

5

East Riding of Yorkshire

14

13

East Staffordshire

5

5

Eastbourne

1

1

Eastleigh

5

4

Eden

7

7

Elmbridge

3

3

Enfield

3

3

Epping Forest

4

4

Epsom and Ewell

1

1

Erewash

2

3

Exeter

2

3

Fareham

3

2

Fenland

5

5

Forest Heath

3

3

Forest of Dean

4

4

Fylde

3

3

Gateshead

4

4

Gedling

2

2

Gloucester

1

1

Gosport

1

1

Gravesham

1

1

Great Yarmouth

3

3

Greenwich

7

6

Guildford

2

2

Hackney

4

4

Halton

2

2

Hambleton

5

6

Hammersmith and Fulham

2

2

Harborough

4

4

Haringey

2

2

Harlow

2

2

Harrogate

6

6

Harrow

2

2

Hart

4

4

Hartlepool

2

2

Hastings

2

2

Havant

4

4

Havering

1

3

Herefordshire

12

13

Hertsmere

4

4

High Peak

5

5

Hillingdon

3

3

Hinckley and Bosworth

3

2

Horsham

6

6

Hounslow

3

3

Huntingdonshire

7

7

Hyndburn

3

4

Ipswich

2

2

Isle of Wight

11

11

Isles of Scilly

1

2

Islington

3

3

Kennet

6

6

Kensington and Chelsea

4

4

Kerrier

5

5

Kettering

4

4

Kings Lynn and West Norfolk

10

11

Kingston upon Hull

7

6

Kingston upon Thames

2

2

Kirklees

11

11

Knowsley

3

3

Lambeth

4

5

Lancaster

6

6

Leeds

14

13

Leicester

3

3

Lewes

4

4

Lewisham

4

5

Lichfield

2

2

Lincoln

1

2

Liverpool

11

10

Luton

2

2

Macclesfield

5

5

Maidstone

5

5

Maldon

4

4

Malvern Hills

2

2

Manchester

8

8

Mansfield

2

2

Medway

9

9

Melton

1

1

Mendip

5

5

Merton

3

3

Mid Bedfordshire

6

6

Mid Devon

4

4

Mid Suffolk

6

5

Mid Sussex

6

6

Middlesbrough

2

3

Milton Keynes

6

5

Mole Valley

2

2

New Forest

11

11

Newark and Sherwood

6

6

Newcastle-under-Lyme

2

3

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

6

5

Newham

4

4

North Cornwall

6

6

North Devon

10

10

North Dorset

4

4

North East Derbyshire

2

2

North East Lincolnshire

5

5

North Hertfordshire

3

3

North Kesteven

6

6

North Lincolnshire

8

9

North Norfolk

8

8

North Shropshire

7

7

North Somerset

9

9

North Tyneside

2

2

North Warwickshire

3

3

North West Leicestershire

3

3

North Wiltshire

6

6

Northampton

3

3

Norwich

2

4

Nottingham

3

3

Nuneaton and Bedworth

2

2

Oadby and Wigston

1

1

Oldham

3

3

Oswestry

1

1

Oxford

2

2

Pendle

4

4

Penwith

3

3

Peterborough

4

4

Plymouth

5

5

Poole

2

2

Portsmouth

3

3

Preston

2

2

Purbeck

3

3

Reading

4

4

Redbridge

3

3

Redcar and Cleveland

7

8

Redditch

1

1

Reigate and Banstead

1

1

Restormel

7

7

Ribble Valley

2

2

Richmond upon Thames

2

2

Richmondshire

5

5

Rochdale

3

3

Rochford

3

3

Rossendale

3

3

Rother

5

5

Rotherham

6

4

Rugby

2

2

Runnymede

2

2

Rushcliffe

3

3

Rushmoor

1

1

Rutland

4

2

Ryedale

5

5

Salford

6

5

Salisbury

5

5

Sandwell

6

7

Scarborough

8

8

Sedgefield

3

3

Sedgemoor

4

4

Sefton

4

4

Selby

2

2

Sevenoaks

6

6

Sheffield

10

10

Shepway

5

5

Shrewsbury and Atcham

2

2

Slough

2

2

Solihull

2

2

South Bedfordshire

3

3

South Buckinghamshire

3

2

South Cambridgeshire

5

5

South Derbyshire

2

2

South Gloucestershire

4

4

South Hams

7

7

South Holland

5

5

South Kesteven

6

6

South Lakeland

12

12

South Norfolk

7

7

South Northamptonshire

2

2

South Oxfordshire

7

7

South Ribble

3

3

South Shropshire

7

7

South Somerset

8

8

South Staffordshire

5

5

South Tyneside

2

2

Southampton

3

3

Southend-on-Sea

2

2

Southwark

4

4

Spelthome

2

2

St. Albans

4

5

St. Edmundsbury

6

5

St. Helens

4

3

Stafford

4

4

Staffordshire Moorlands

6

5

Stevenage

1

2

Stockport

5

5

Stockton-on-Tees

4

4

Stoke-on-Trent

3

3

Stratford-on-Avon

10

9

Stroud

5

5

Suffolk Coastal

8

7

Sunderland

6

6

Surrey Heath

2

2

Sutton

2

2

Swale

6

6

Swindon

3

3

Tameside

4

4

Tamworth

1

1

Tandridge

3

3

Taunton Deane

3

3

Teesdale

2

2

Teignbridge

4

7

Telford and Wrekin

4

4

Tendring

6

6

Test Valley

3

3

Tewkesbury

2

2

Thanet

4

4

Three Rivers

1

1

Thurrock

3

3

Tonbridge and Mailing

3

3

Torbay

3

3

Torridge

5

5

Tower Hamlets

6

6

Trafford

3

3

Tunbridge Wells

7

7

Tynedale

6

6

Uttlesford

6

6

Vale of White Horse

3

3

Wakefield

9

9

Walsall

4

4

Waltham Forest

2

4

Wandsworth

3

3

Wansbeck

1

1

Warrington

3

3

Warwick

3

3

Watford

2

2

Waveney

8

7

Waverley

5

5

Wealden

11

10

Wear Valley

3

3

Wellingborough

2

2

Welwyn Hatfield

3

3

West Berkshire

6

5

West Devon

8

8

West Dorset

6

8

West Lancashire

3

3

West Lindsey

5

6

West Oxfordshire

7

7

West Somerset

4

4

West Wiltshire

5

5

Westminster

4

4

Weymouth and Portland

2

2

Wigan

4

4

Winchester

7

6

Windsor and Maidenhead

4

4

Wirral

6

6

Woking

1

1

Wokingham

3

3

Wolverhampton

4

4

Worcester

1

1

Worthing

1

1

Wychavon

5

5

Wycombe

5

4

Wyre

3

3

Wyre Forest

3

3

York

2

3

Note: Numbers may not sum to totals because of rounding.