Insulation: Fire Prevention

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 2nd August 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Green

Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions they were formally approached by (1) academics, and (2) other persons or bodies, requesting that they conduct additional tests on the flammability of the cladding added to high rise buildings such as Grenfell Tower when used in combination with different types of insulation; and whether they intend to revise the guidance relating to such tests and processes.

Photo of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The Department has received representations from a number of bodies about the tests which have been carried out on cladding, and now cladding and insulation installed on high rise buildings. The Government’s approach to these tests is set out in the most recent explanatory note, which can be found (attached) here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/explanatory-note-on-safety-checks-and-testing

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