High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 29th September 2017.

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Photo of Dawn Butler Dawn Butler Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2017 to Question 2770, what steps are being taken to monitor the provision by local authorities or otherwise of emergency guidance in high-rise blocks in languages spoken by all residents; and if he will make a statement.

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

All residents should understand the emergency fire safety guidance in their buildings. It is building owners' responsibility to ensure that this is the case. The Government has encouraged building owners to communicate with residents with respect to any actions being taken as part of the checking and testing process for Aluminium Composite Material cladding.

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