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Buildings: Insulation

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 12th February 2020.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Chair, Committee on Exiting the European Union

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which types of non-ACM cladding systems have failed the combustibility test.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Holding answer received on 10 February 2020

This is part of an ongoing, systematic investigation into the fire risks from non-ACM cladding systems and there are no success or failure criteria.

BRE Report Number P111324-1006 (M5D6V1), sets out in detail the methodology, a copy was placed in the House library on 11 February 2019 in response to question UIN217589 and can be found here: http://data.parliament.uk/DepositedPapers/Files/DEP2019-0225/Cladding_Research_Interim_Report_M5D6_redacted.pdf.

The Independent Expert Advisory Panel (IEAP) has issued Advice on the measures building owners should take to ensure their buildings are safe. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/building-safety-advice-for-building-owners-including-fire-doors.

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