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School Sprinkler Systems

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether he plans to make it mandatory to install fire-safety sprinklers in schools. (76742)

We do not have plans to require the installation of sprinklers in all schools. Our current guidance to local authorities, promoters, governing bodies and all those involved in the provision and design of schools, is to use risk assessments as the basis for deciding whether or not sprinklers should be installed in new school buildings.