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The cost of the 24/7 security provision for the Regional Control Centres is included as part of the fixed fees of the facilities management contract, as above. The contract provides a holistic facilities management service, including security, maintenance, soft-landscaping, cleaning and support services such as courier bookings, and the staff to carry out these functions. It is not possible to provide a further breakdown of just the security costs.
None of the buildings are empty. All the RCCs have staff based there full-time and they frequently host regional, project and FRS meetings. The RCCs are also being used for developing and testing systems and providing familiarisation and training activities.
Mr. Malik: The latest three years for which data are available are 2006 to 2008. These are from the superseded fire data report forms which were in place until March 2009. Under this system, the numbers of people rescued but uninjured were recorded, but for reasons of economy, entry sampling was used such that full details of incidents for only one in five of those incidents that did not involve injuries were input to central databases.
Examination of the estimates from this database have shown that fluctuations in the estimates at fire and rescue service level, which occur as a result of the entry sampling, mean that only the following approximate national figure can be derived: the number of people rescued uninjured from fires by the fire and rescue service in each year between 2006 and 2008 is in the region of 1,500 to 2,000.
Details of incidents under the new incident recording system are entered electronically at source, thus CLG's databases of incidents from April 2009 will no longer be subject to entry sampling or the resulting limitations in estimates. Data for 2009-10 are scheduled for release in August.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what percentage of fire service call-outs were to fires which had been started deliberately in each local authority area in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Malik: The latest statistics on the numbers and percentages of incidents attended by each Fire and Rescue Service which were fires that had been started deliberately are shown for each Fire Authority in the table.
|Incidents attended by Fire and Rescue Services in England, 2008-09( 1)|
|All deliberate fires||All fire incidents||Deliberate fires ( as percentage of all fire incidents )||All incidents( 2)||Deliberate fires ( as percentage of all incidents( 2) )|
(2) Comprises fires incidents attended, special service incidents attended and false alarms attended.
Fire and Rescue Incident Statistics Databases, CLG
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