High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 15th 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 ban 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)

Approved Document B and the guidance published by the Independent Expert Panel provide clear advice about the use of materials on the facades of high-rise buildings. Any future change to building regulations would be subject to a public consultation.

The Government has commissioned Dame Judith Hackitt to take forward an independent review of building and fire safety regulations and their effectiveness.

Any future change to building regulations would be subject to a public consultation.

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