§ Dr. Mawhinney
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will estimate for the most recent 12-month period for which figures are available (a) the total numbers of (i) injuries and (ii) fatalities in fires caused by smoking and alcohol consumption, respectively, and (b) the total financial loss attributable to such fires.
§ Mr. Mayhew
We will reply as soon as possible regarding figures for injuries arid fatalities in fires where the reported source of ignition was smokers' materials or matches; information is not collated centrally on financial loss attributable to such fires. No information is available about fires caused by alcohol consumption.