asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are being taken to investigate further the circumstances of the fire at Longlents House, Brent, on 4th February, and, in the light of the points of general application which arise, to promote improved standards of fire precautions in high-rise blocks of flats.
A full report on the fire is being laid before the Central Fire Brigades Advisory Council for England and Wales which advises me on fire matters. The council is being invited to consider all matters of general application arising out of the fire that fall within its field of responsibility, and in particular:
It will be open to these advisory committees to consider any other matters which in their view call for attention and to obtain whatever information they may deem necessary for the purpose of making recommendations to me and to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment.