HC Deb 05 July 1971 vol 820 c292W
Mr. Redmond

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the number of fires in hotels luring the last 12 months in London and other parts of the country, specifying how many were due to sabotage, how many o faulty equipment, and how many to carelessness, such as smoking in bed.

Mr. Sharples

This information is not yet available, but statistics for 1969 show hat fire brigades attended 106 hotel fires n London and 634 elsewhere in England and Wales. The causes attributed to these fires were:

Hotel Fires in London Hotel Fires elsewhere in England & Wales
Malicious ignition 6 40
Faulty equipment 14 152
Carlessness 24 118
Other causes 62 324