High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 26th June 2017.

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Photo of Liz Saville-Roberts Liz Saville-Roberts Shadow PC Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Women and Equalities) , Plaid Cymru Westminster Leader, Shadow PC Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the review of fire regulations and safety in tower blocks following the fire at Lakanal House in Lambeth began; who has been consulted in that review; and whether the review was delayed or postponed after it began.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

The Department has been working on a wide ranging review of Building Regulations, including fire safety issues and including simplifying the guidance, as recommended by the Coroner. We are considering the best way to take forward this work in the light of the Grenfell Tower fire.

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