§ Mr. Fitzpatrick
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department has spent in each of the last three years on funding research into fire-related issues. 
§ Mr. George Howarth
Home Office fire research expenditure for the period 1995–96 to 1997–981.
Year £ 1995–96 845,745 1996–97 590,490 1997–98 541,437 1 Figures supplied by the Fire Research and Development Group, FEPD.