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Regeneration (Thames Gateway)

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she is taking to ensure that the Building Regulations ensure (a) a satisfactory standard in the case of modern construction materials and techniques and (b) that the value of innovative products and techniques is recognised. (93958)

Building Regulations are concerned with the health and safety of people in and around buildings, and with the accessibility and energy efficiency of buildings. The regulations prescribe performance standards which apply equally to modern and traditional construction products and techniques. The Department keeps the regulations under review, including their applicability to modern products and techniques.