HC Deb 13 November 1961 vol 649 c17W
Mr. Boyden

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fires were caused in England and Wales during 1960 by defective oil-fired heating systems; what was the cost of such damage; and what was the number of casualties.

Mr. R. A. Butler

There were 148 fires in oil-fired heating installations in England and Wales during 1960, but it is not possible to say how many were caused by defects in the installations themselves. I have no information about the cost of damage. There were not fatal casualties.