High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 9th March 2018.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Labour, Hammersmith

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government plans to use desktop assessments to determine the use of combustible materials on the facades of high-rise buildings.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim report recommended that the Government should restrict the use of desktop studies so that they are only used where appropriate, with sufficient evidence and where those undertaking the assessment are able to demonstrate suitable competence. The Government will be consult on proposals to implement this recommendation shortly.

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