Building Regulations

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 16th June 2015.

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Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller Conservative, Basingstoke

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities delegate in full the function of ensuring building regulation compliance to approved inspectors who are approved and monitored by the Construction Industry Council.

Photo of James Wharton James Wharton Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Northern Powerhouse)

Local authorities are required under section 91 of the Building Act 1984 to provide a building control service in their own name. It is permissible for a local authority to sub-contract some aspects of provision of the service to outside bodies but not to delegate responsibility to provide a full service.

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