Amendment 8

Building Safety Bill - Report – in the House of Lords at 1:15 pm on 29 March 2022.

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Lord Stunell:

Moved by Lord Stunell

8: Clause 5, page 3, line 26, at end insert—“(2) The regulator must within two years of this section coming into force carry out and publish an assessment of the benefits and costs of measures on improving the safety of people in or about buildings relating to—(a) fire suppression systems;(b) safety of stairways and ramps;(c) certification of electrical equipment and systems;(d) provision for people with disabilities.(3) The regulator’s assessment may—(a) make proposals in accordance with section 7(2) for regulations in respect of any of these matters, and(b) identify and give notice of such other matters relating to safety of people in or about buildings that they determine require further examination.”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment seeks to ensure that major issues of public concern about safety in buildings are addressed in a timely way.

Photo of Lord Stunell Lord Stunell Liberal Democrat

I heard what the Minister had to say; it does not answer the concerns raised, so we wish to test the opinion of the House.

Ayes 176, Noes 151.

Division number 1 Building Safety Bill - Report — Amendment 8

Aye: 176 Members of the House of Lords

No: 151 Members of the House of Lords

Aye: A-Z by last name

No: A-Z by last name

Amendment 8 agreed.

Clause 11: Residents’ panel