High Rise Flats: Fires

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 25th September 2017.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Co-National Campaign Coordinator

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with his French counterparts on the Mermoz Tower fire in Roubaix in 2012.

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

I have not spoken with my French counterpart relating to the Mermoz Tower fire. However, my officials are engaged in work gathering international comparisons as part of our Building Safety Programme.

In reaching its conclusions, the Independent Review led by Dame Judith Hackitt, will draw upon international experience of regulatory frameworks.

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