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Fire and Rescue Services: Inspections

Home Office written question – answered on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fire safety audits were completed by each Fire Brigade in England in each year since 2009-10.

Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of fire safety officers employed in England in each year since 2006.

Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of buildings subjected to a fire safety audit were deemed unsatisfactory in each of the last ten years.

Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many automated fire suppression systems have been installed by each Fire Brigade in England in each year since 2010.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

The total number of fire safety audits and the number of unsuccessful audits carried out by fire and rescue services (FRSs) in each year since 2010/11 are available in table FIRE1202 (link below). Information prior to 2010/11 is not available on a consistent basis.

This summer for the first time the Home Office collected information on the number of staff employed by FRSs for fire safety activities. The information can be found in FS10 in FIRE1204 (link below). This showed that in England on 31 March 2019 there were 72 fire engineers (Full Time Equivalent) employed by FRSs, 503 staff competent to carry out a short audit, 951 competent to carry out an audit, 597 competent to serve an enforcement notice and 407 competent to serve a prohibition notice. As FRS staff are likely to be competent to carry out more than one of these activities, the categories are not mutually exclusive.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fire-statistics-data-tables#fire-prevention-and-protection

The Home Office does not collect information on the number of automated fire suppression systems installed by fire and rescue services.

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