Smoke Alarms

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 20th March 2014.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

(1) what estimate he has made of the average cost to the owner of a domestic dwelling of damage caused by fire in a property that (a) has and (b) does not have a smoke alarm;

(2) what estimate he has made of the average cost to (a) the fire and rescue service, (b) the ambulance service and (c) the police service of responding to a fire incident in a domestic dwelling (i) with and (ii) without a smoke alarm.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Communities and Local Government

The Department does not hold this information.

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