Buildings: Safety

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 15th March 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, whether he has made a recent assessment of the effect on levels of building safety of private building control companies providing other building-related services on construction projects which they sign off as safe.

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, if his Department has made any assessment of the impact of the part-privatisation of building control on fire safety in residential buildings.

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

In July 2017, the Government commissioned an Independent Review into Building Regulations and Fire Safety. The review was published in May 2018 and identified several issues relating to the existing building control system. The Government accepted the report’s findings and we will consult in Spring 2019 on the best way to implement its recommendations.

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