HC Deb 03 July 1978 vol 953 cc44-5W
Mr. David Price

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hotels in England and Wales have received the appropriate certification under the Fire Precautions Act 1971; how many applications are still pending; and how many hotels and boarding houses have closed down since 1971 in consequence of the Fire Precautions Act 1971.

Dr. Summerskill

By 31st December 1977, fire authorities in England and Wales had issued fire certificates in respect of 15,871 hotels and boarding houses; 6,059 premises had been inspected and issued with a notice of steps to be taken for the purpose of certification; 6,560 applications remained to be dealt with. No accurate information is available as to the number of hotels and boarding houses which have closed specifically in consequence of the Fire Precautions Act 1971.