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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:54 pm on 3rd July 2017.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Labour, Poplar and Limehouse 4:54 pm, 3rd July 2017

I do not think that the Secretary of State made reference to the review of building regulations and to the fire guidance contained in Approved Document B, which officers of the all-party group on fire safety rescue had the opportunity to raise with the Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government—we were grateful for that opportunity. The review was recommended by the coroner’s inquiry from Lakanal House; it is 11 years since the last review. Does the independent panel of experts have the power or authority to recommend a recall of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee working party on Approved Document B so that this work can begin now, rather than waiting till the end of the public inquiry?