Fires (Schools)

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 15th June 2006.

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Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Shadow Minister (Education) (Schools)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many daytime fires in schools have been reported since 2001.

Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The number of daytime fires reported to, and attended by fire and rescue services in England since 2001 is set out as follows:

Number of daytime school fires attended
2000-01 526
2001-02 748
2002-03 682
2003-04 657
2004-05(1) 656
(1) Provisional figures. Notes: 1. Day time assumed to be 8.30 am—4.00 pm. 2. Figures include weekends and school holidays. 3. Fires were not recorded during the strike periods in November 2002 and January/February 2003. Source: Fire and Rescue Service FDR1 returns to DCLG

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