Fires Fluid-Spills Double

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Dear Department for Transport,
I have been sent the link here
Are the figures true?
What is being done about this.
How many ignitions are caused by discarded items
How many fluid-spills are caused by discarded items
Yours faithfully,
Ishrat Begum

Department for Transport

Dear Ms Begum,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information which
has been allocated reference number P0017470.

A response will be issued to you in due course.


Department for Transport
FOI Advice Team
Governance Division
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Dear Ms Ishrat Begum,


Please find attached a response to your FOI request.


Kind regards,


Alex Ma


Tel: 020 7944 6595


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Olivia Taylor left an annotation ()

We have a similar interest and the DFT have addressed a request.

Dear Highways England Company Limited,

From where did you obtain the information in response to my request, from where was the information below obtained and why do they differ?

Baroness Vere of Norbiton, the Department for Transport, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL16041):
The number of fires and spillages on the Strategic Road Network since the formation of Highways England are as follows:
Financial Year Incident Type
Spillage Fire
FY 2015-16 3,346 2,364
FY 2016-17 3,429 2,660
FY 2017-18 3,860 2,816
FY 2018-19 3,562 3,105
Grand Total 14,197 10,945

Yours faithfully,

Olivia Taylor