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Kate Hoey: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many deaths there were in dwelling fires in each fire and rescue services area in England in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. [198358]

Mr. Dhanda: The following table shows the number of fatal casualties from dwelling fires, for each fire and rescue service in England, in each year since 1997.


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Fatal casualties in dwelling fires( 1,2) by FRS area and year, UK, 1997 to 2006
FRS area 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

England

432

383

334

351

358

309

345

269

369

287

England—non-Met counties

250

202

174

189

188

179

179

137

201

165

Avon

4

4

8

5

6

6

5

3

6

3

Bedfordshire

3

4

1

5

3

4

5

2

2

4

Berkshire

5

7

3

7

4

1

6

2

3

2

Buckinghamshire

7

2

4

6

3

6

4

1

3

1

Cambridgeshire

4

2

3

3

2

1

2

3

7

5

Cheshire

11

7

8

6

7

5

4

1

5

4

Cleveland

10

2

3

1

5

2

8

2

3

2

Cornwall

6

3

3

4

4

3

3

3

3

1

Cumbria

4

5

3

3

5

3

3

3

8

3

Derbyshire

7

8

7

10

5

10

11

6

7

1

Devon

4

6

4

7

3

4

6

1

2

6

Dorset

5

1

8

2

8

6

1

3

6

1

Durham

9

4

9

7

5

3

8

4

5

5

East Sussex

7

8

5

3

3

4

6

4

8

5

Essex

14

6

6

10

6

7

8

6

10

8

Gloucestershire

4

2

1

2

1

2

5

1

1

2

Hampshire

5

8

9

8

7

5

5

7

7

11

Hereford and Worcester

6

4

3

2

2

4

4

2

4

3

Hertfordshire

10

7

4

6

5

5

0

0

1

4

Humberside

7

10

5

7

7

7

7

7

7

1

Isle of Wight

1

1

0

0

2

0

0

0

-

1

Kent

7

5

5

9

11

8

9

5

7

4

Lancashire

22

15

15

17

14

23

13

15

17

19

Leicestershire

4

9

3

1

5

7

4

9

12

6

Lincolnshire

2

7

3

4

4

4

4

4

5

5

Norfolk

5

1

5

9

6

2

4

3

3

6

North Yorkshire

7

8

4

2

4

5

5

2

2

4

Northamptonshire

8

8

5

3

3

3

2

3

6

5

Northumberland

3

1

2

1

6

0

3

0

1

1

Nottinghamshire

16

10

8

3

6

6

4

5

6

7

Oxfordshire

4

8

5

1

3

5

4

2

3

4

Shropshire

3

0

1

8

2

4

1

1

6

5

Somerset

4

1

0

1

5

5

4

2

4

3

Staffordshire

10

8

7

8

7

5

3

6

8

9

Suffolk

6

6

1

3

5

4

4

2

2

4

Surrey

5

6

3

7

2

4

7

2

5

4

Warwickshire

2

4

2

5

6

0

1

2

2

.

West Sussex

5

4

7

3

2

4

4

12

13

4

Wiltshire

4

0

1

0

4

2

2

1

1

2

Isles of Scilly

England—Met Counties

182

181

160

162

170

130

166

132

168

122

Greater Manchester

29

24

29

23

27

17

28

17

23

23

Merseyside

10

21

8

22

15

9

10

13

15

4

South Yorkshire

6

12

11

12

18

5

12

12

12

9

Tyne and Wear

5

16

5

5

7

4

7

4

5

7

West Midlands

16

19

22

30

23

18

17

17

24

24

West Yorkshire

24

23

20

22

12

21

25

23

32

18

Greater London

92

66

65

48

68

56

67

46

57

37

(1) Including late call and heat and smoke damage incidents.
(2) Excluding incidents not recorded during periods of industrial action in 2002 and 2003

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