10th July 2017

Sir Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many firefighting-rescue platforms that can ascend to 90 metres in height are in service with fire services (a) in London and (b) elsewhere.

Nick Hurd, Minister of State, Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service: The Home Office does not collect information to this level of detail.

The latest published information on numbers of firefighting rescue platforms can be found in Table 1403 of the “Fire and rescue authorities: operational statistics bulletin for England 2015 to 2016” available here:, but the category ‘Aerials (inc. pump/aerial combined)’ does not give a breakdown of the working height of the appliance.

Data for 2017 will be published later in the year.

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