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Fire Precautions Act 1971

Volume 885: debated on Thursday 6 February 1975

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40.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate has been made of the total cost to property owners and leaseholders in England and Wales of implementing the provisions of the Fire Precautions Act 1971.

Since the duty of compliance with the Act normally rests upon the occupier of the premises, who may, or may not, be the owner or leaseholder, and the cost of implementation will depend both on the rate at which classes of premises are designated and on their existing standard of fire protection, no such estimate can be made.