House of Commons Chamber: Fire Prevention

House of Commons Commission written question – answered on 13th December 2018.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, the last occasion on which a fire evacuation drill was conducted in the Chamber of the House of Commons; and whether he plans to conduct such a drill in future.

Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

Holding answer received on 07 December 2018

Fire evacuation drills of the parliamentary estate are planned on an annual basis and the Chamber of the House of Commons was included as part of the last evacuation drill of the Palace of Westminster as a whole on 21 May 2018. Dates and time of fire evacuation drills are subject to change only for essential House business or security considerations.

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