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19143 – Fire service enforcement actions and prosecutions

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Ref: FOI/19143


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 21st October 2019.

Please find below a summary of our findings.


How many, in each of the past 10 financial years (2009-2019) years:

  1. Enforcement notices have been issued
  2. Prohibition notices have been issued
  3. Prosecutions instigated.


This information is exempt under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as this information is reasonably accessible to the requestor. Information concerning our Fire prevention and protection activities can be found on Gov.UK website at the following link:

The data is available in the section headed Fire prevention and protection – FIRE1204:Fire safety returns, by fire and rescue authority.

Enforcement, Alteration and prohibition notices are listed under Fire Safety Audits & Outcomes.


How many, in each of the past 10 financial years (2009-2019) years:

3 prosecutions instigated.


Please see below


Prosecutions instigated. 2009-2019
2009-10 2 2014-15 15
2010-11 7 2015-16 5
2011-12 2 2016-17 9
2012-13 9 2017-18 1
2013-14 3 2018-19 3


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