Fire Safety Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee at on 25 June 2020.

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[Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair]

Photo of Gary Streeter Gary Streeter Conservative, South West Devon 11:30, 25 June 2020

Welcome, colleagues, to Public Bill Committee proceedings on the Fire Safety Bill. We are now sitting in public and the proceedings are being broadcast. Before we begin, I have a few preliminary announcements. Please switch electronic devices to silent. Tea and coffee are not allowed during sittings and, given the temperature outside, jackets or other items of clothing may be removed.

Today, we will first consider the programme motion on the amendment paper. We will then consider a motion to enable the reporting of written evidence for publication and a motion to allow us to deliberate in private about our questions before the ordinary evidence sessions. I hope we can take those matters formally, without debate.



(1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 11.30am on Thursday 25 June) meet at 2.00pm on Thursday 25 June;

(2) the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following Table:





Thursday 25 June

Until no later than 12.00pm

The National Fire Chiefs Council

Thursday 25 June

Until no later than 12.30pm

The Fire Sector Federation; the L&Q Group

Thursday 25 June

Until no later than 1.00pm

The Fire Brigades Union; The Royal Institute of British Architects

(3) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.00pm on Thursday 25 June. —


That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.—


That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.—(Kit Malthouse.)

Photo of Gary Streeter Gary Streeter Conservative, South West Devon

Copies of written evidence that the Committee receives will be sent to Committee members by email. We will now go into private session to discuss the lines of questioning. I hope it will not take us long as we will be eating into witness time.

The Committee deliberated in private.