HC Deb 10 March 1976 vol 907 cc264-5W
Mr. Geraint Howells

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the estimated cost of the damage caused by fire in Wales in 1975; and what were the corresponding figures for the previous five years.

Dr. Summerskill

Estimates of direct fire losses from large-loss fires in Wales in the years 1970–1974 are set out in the following table. The figures for 1970–1973 relate to all fires with an estimated cost of 10,000 or more; those for 1974, to all fires with an estimated cost of £15,000 or more. Figures for 1975 are not yet available.

year Number of fires Total cost
1970 44 5,700,000
1971 31 1,806,000
1972 42 3,188,000
1973 60 5,340,000
1974 44 5,601,000

Losses from large-loss fires represent about 60 per cent. of the losses from all fires.

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