§ Mr. Hicks
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state for England and Wales the number of hotels that have received fire certificates under the Fire Precautions Act 1971, the number that have been inspected for certification purposes, the number that have registered but have not yet been visited and the estimated number that still have not registered.
§ Dr. Summerskill
By 31st December 1974, fire authorities in England and Wales had issued fire certificates for 3,302 hotels and boarding houses. A further 13,202 premises had been inspected for the purposes of certification and 24,985 remained to be inspected. The number 409W of premises being operated as hotels or boarding houses without application for a fire certificate was estimated to be about 14,000.