Building Regulations: Fire Prevention

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of Steve Reed Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society)

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.

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

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.

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