Buildings: Fire Prevention

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 28th January 2022.

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Photo of Florence Eshalomi Florence Eshalomi Labour/Co-operative, Vauxhall

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when the £27 million in extra funding for ending waking watches announced in Parliament on 10 January 2022 will become available to leaseholders; and whether buildings under between 11 and 18 metres in height will be able to access that funding.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

The additional £27 million funding scheme announced on 10 January 2022, on top of the existing £35 million already being provided, to pay for the installation of fire alarm systems in buildings with a waking watch, opened on 27 January 2022. It will cover all buildings in England with a waking watch regardless of height or the reason for the waking watch being in place.

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