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A request for information about fire safety inspection carried out on hotels -18139

Ref: FOI/18139

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 1st October 2018.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

Hello, I’d like to submit this FOI request and would be grateful if you could look into it.

**The term “hotel” is used here to describe a licenced business accommodating guests overnight. (please advise if this term does not match up with the way your records are kept under your section 16 duties to advise and assist requesters and let me know a suitable alternative)

  • Please can you tell me how many fire safety inspections were carried out by your fire authority on hotels in the financial years:
  1. 2014-15
  2. 2015-16
  3. 2016-17
  4. 2017-18
  • For the answers to Q1a-d please can you indicate how many inspections per year found the hotel in question to be non-compliant?
  • Please can you tell me how many prohibition notices were given out by your fire authority on hotels in the financial years:
  1. 2014-15
  2. 2015-16
  3. 2016-17
  4. 2017-18

Reply

Please see attached.

Figures from 2016 -2018 1.0 Download

Request

  • If possible within the cost limit can you give the names and addresses of all hotels that were found to be non-complaint during a fire safety check in the financial years:
  1. 2014-15
  2. 2015-16
  3. 2016-17
  4. 2017-18

Reply

This information is exempted under Section 38 as inappropriate disclosure of the information would be likely to endanger the physical and/or mental health and safety of individuals. The reason for my decision is as follows:

  • Pre-emptive information without context about affected buildings if disclosed into the public domain would be likely to cause widespread panic and anxiety and therefore affect the health and well-being of service users in buildings.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

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