§ Mrs. Joyce Butler
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fires during the past three years were caused by the use of portable oil heaters; and how many such fires were considered to be due to the oil heater being knocked over.
§ Dr. Summerskill
The number of fires in dwellings in the United Kingdom involving oil space heaters—other than central heating installations—in each of the last three years for which figures are available was as follows: 1970, 2,316; 1971, 1,862; 1972, 2,182.
The information requested in the second part of the Question is not available.