Extent, commencement and short title

Part of Fire Safety Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:00 pm on 25 June 2020.

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Photo of Sarah Jones Sarah Jones Shadow Minister (Home Office) 3:00, 25 June 2020

Very briefly—although, we are now doing well for time—I want to reiterate the point about the Bill not having a date for when the new requirements will come into force, aside from what is implemented and when. The Bill allows the Secretary of State to choose a date that is considered appropriate, and that makes us uncomfortable. Again, we need to do this as quickly as possible, because these are literally matters of life and death. That is the biggest issue with the clause; other than that, I am happy.