Building Regulations: Fires

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of Steve Reed Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Education) (Children and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether it is his Department's policy that the revised scope of Approved Document B of the building regulations will include property protection.

Photo of Steve Reed Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Education) (Children and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his oral statement of 20 January 2020, Official Report, column 23, whether it is his Department's policy to make property protection a consideration of the fire safety Building Regulations when regulating to improve building safety.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

As identified in the call for evidence (para 15 and 16), published in December 2018, the Department intends to assess the scope of the fire safety requirements of the building regulations including the need for property protection objectives as part of the technical review of Approved Document B of the building regulations. The Department will be setting out its intention shortly.

The call for evidence and a summary of the responses to the call for evidence are available at the following:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/technical-review-of-approved-document-b-of-the-building-regulations-a-call-for-evidence.

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