Please note, our response only deals with records of fire incidents for which the House of Commons is responsible. Some such incidents are the responsibility of the House of Lords, which is a separate public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act. You may wish to consider forwarding your request to them. Requests for information relating to the House of Lords should be directed to FOILORDS@parliament.uk.
1) The number of reported fires on the parliamentary estate in 2019, 2018, 2017
2) Any logged details concerning the cause/ damage and locations of the fires – broken down year-by-year over those three years
3) Any specific actions taken in precaution to prevent any further fires in the same location – broken down year-by-year over those three years
This information is held by the House of Commons.
The information includes a list of 19 incidents logged in years 2017, 2018 and 2019, which lead to fire being caught on the House of Commons premises.
Please note, we have separated the requested information for question 1 & 2 into two sections - Palace of Westminster, and other buildings that form part of the Estate (outbuildings), and which the House of Commons is responsible for.