HC Deb 14 June 1973 vol 857 c351W
Mr. Moate

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the latest figures for fatalities caused by fire; how many resulted from fires in the home; and how these figures compare with the previous five years.

Mr. Lane

The provisional figure for deaths in fires in the United Kingdom in 1972 is 1,030, of which 750 resulted from fires in private dwellings. The figures for the previous five years are:

Total Deaths in Fires Deaths in Fires in Private Dwellings
1967 779 583
1968 865 654
1969 861 688
1970 839 627
1971 822 574