To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2019 to Question 215586 on Building Research Establishment, whether the Building Research Establishment's April 2016 report External Fire Spread – Part 1 Background research informed the development of building regulations on fire safety.
The department keeps building regulations under constant review. Policy is developed on the basis of a range of research and expert advice. On 18 December 2018 the Government published a Call for Evidence for a wider Technical Review of Approved Document B. The review will address fire safety issues for all types of buildings. Responses to the call for evidence are invited by 1 March.