§ 18. Mr. Eastham
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fires at business or industrial premises have been reported to him in each of the last three years; and how many deaths or injuries occurred.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The number of fires attended by local authority fire brigades at business or industrial premises in England and Wales were 19,599 in 1981, 19,779 in 1982, and 19,223 in 1983. The number of deaths resulting from these fires were 29 in 1981, 38 in 1982 and 52 in 1983. The number of non-fatal casualties were 1,085 in 1981, 1,060 in 1982 and 1,124 in 1983.
Information for 1984 is not yet available.