WQ92902 (e) Tabled on 16/05/2024

What monitoring has the Welsh Government undertaken of fires that have occurred in high-rise buildings in Wales over the past five years, including the causes of these incidents and the response from managing agents?

Answered by Cabinet Secretary for Housing, Local Government and Planning | Answered on 21/05/2024

Data is not captured using building height as a metric as that has no plausible bearing on the risk of fire.

However, data is available on the causes and source of ignition of accidental fire incidents. This data shows a general decline in number of incidents in recent years and is now close to an all-time low. This data can be accessed here Accidental primary fires by cause and source of ignition (gov.wales).