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Rescue Services: Sky Lanterns

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 205662, tabled on 14 July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the definition of 'incidents' on page 18 of the report Sky lanterns and helium balloons, published by his Department in May 2013, how many such incidents were caused by sky lanterns in 2013.

Answered on

17 July 2014

In 2013 the number of reported incidents likely to have been caused by sky lanterns was 129. This figure was collated using the same definition of an incident as used in the statistic of an incident in the report prepared for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Welsh Government in May 2013.

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