Housing: Lifts

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of John Howell John Howell Conservative, Henley

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that buildings constructed for (a) elderly and (b) vulnerable people have more than one lift and such people are not trapped in their homes if one lift breaks down; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Building Regulations guidance in Approved Document M states that a passenger lift is the most suitable form of access for people moving from one story to another. Government is expecting to receive advice from the Building Regulations Advisory Committee on the scope of a review of this guidance in Approved Document M.

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