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Duration of stay put suspension

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour

London Fire Brigade (LFB) and National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) have called out the extremely lengthy periods of time that buildings have required interim fire safety measures to address the suspension of stay put advice. Yet in response to question 2019/20477 you stated that LFB does not collect information on how long a building has had stay put suspended, depriving LFB and others of a useful source of information. Will you take steps to rectify this and record the data?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The Government note ‘Advice for Building Owners of Multi-storey, Multi-occupied Residential Buildings’, published in January 2020, provides guidance for Responsible Persons and building owners with regard to informing Fire and Rescue Services of the introduction of interim measures.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) has seen an increase in the level of engagement from both Responsible Persons and building owners since the publication of the consolidated guidance. The LFB is are taking steps to record this information by making provision to record the date at which they were notified of these measures being introduced.

This will enable LFB to continue to monitor the length of time interim measures have been in place.