Fires: Schools

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fires there were in schools in England in each month in each of the last five years.

Photo of Parmjit Dhanda Parmjit Dhanda Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government

Information on the number of fires, in schools, attended by fire and rescue services, in England, in each month from 2002 to 2006 is available in the following table. Data for 2006 are provisional and subject to change.

Fires( 1) in schools by month of call, England, 2002 to 2006( 2)
Month of call 2002 2003 2004 2005 ( 2) 2006
Total 1,249 1,232 1,229 1,102 1,068
January 83 86 122 102 106
February 82 103 82 98 92
March 108 140 178 95 117
April 120 96 94 86 85
May 124 120 108 98 95
June 101 96 100 105 103
July 118 82 81 107 87
August 72 94 65 63 51
September 154 125 88 79 68
October 117 110 66 92 72
November 102 93 158 120 110
December 67 87 88 57 82
(1 )Excluding incidents not recorded during periods of industrial action in 2002 and 2003.

(2) Provisional.

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