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Fire Prevention

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether she intends to require a single enforcing authority for fire safety in residential accommodation under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. (144450)

Premises occupied as a private dwelling are not covered by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and so residential accommodation is not covered unless that accommodation is a workplace. Fire and rescue authorities are the enforcing authority for premises which do not fall within any of the exceptions in article 25 (b)-(e) of the 2005 Order 2005.