The information requested is not held centrally. My officials do, as far as possible, keep abreast of relevant international developments and ensure that any research or analysis uses all available data.
The cost benefit analysis that formed part of 2005 study into the effectiveness of residential sprinklers relied extensively on US data where UK data were not available. More recently, the 2010 “Cost Benefit Analysis of Options to Reduce the Risk of Fire and Rescue in Areas of New Build Homes” took account of US and New Zealand data as part of the research literature review. The 2010 report is available on the DCLG website at: