Buildings: Fire Prevention

Home Office written question – answered on 11th December 2020.

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Photo of Jonathan Lord Jonathan Lord Conservative, Woking

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress her Department has made on improving fire safety in buildings.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Minister of State, Home Department

The Government is making significant progress in improving fire safety. The Fire Safety Bill, which clarifies that external walls and flat entrance doors are within scope of the Fire Safety Order, has progressed through the majority of its stages in Parliament.

The Government has also published a fire safety consultation. We will soon publish a formal response and look to introduce Regulations as soon as practicable.

Alongside this the Government has progressed work on the Building Safety Bill, which recently completed its pre-legislative scrutiny. The Government will introduce this Bill before Parliament shortly.

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