Date lodged: 10 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what the average cost is to the public purse of an accidental house fire.
Answered by: Annabelle Ewing 22 March 2017
This information for Scotland is not held centrally. A methodology for estimating costs for England was developed by the UK Department for Communities and Local Government. This was last updated in 2008 using data available at that time, and published in its Fire Research Report 3/2011. The report is available online here; http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121108165934/http:/www.communities.gov.uk/documents/corporate/pdf/1838338.pdf