§ Mr. Giles Shaw
Information is available on the number of fires in dwellings attended by fire brigades for which a fault in fixed mains electrical wiring is recorded as the source of ignition. In 1983 there were 2,016 such fires in the United Kingdom—3.5 per cent. of all fires in dwellings—which resulted in 14 deaths. Information for 1984 is not yet available. Information is not available centrally on the loss in housing stock from these fires, or on the cost to fire brigades of attending these fires.