Schools: Fires

Department for Education written question – answered on 11th April 2019.

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Photo of Angela Rayner Angela Rayner Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many fires have occurred in school buildings in England; and what the cost to each school was of those fires in each year since 2010.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The information requested is not held centrally.

The Home Office publishes data relating to fires in buildings other than dwellings, which includes categories for educational establishments. The most recent published figures cover the 2010-11 to 2017-18 years inclusive. This information has been published here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fire-statistics-data-tables#incident-level-datasets.

The data can be found in the file ‘Other building fires dataset’ and the accompanying guidance document.

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