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Fire Safety: Construction Methods

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2008, Official Report, column 397W, on fire safety: construction methods, if she will meet the Association of British Insurers to discuss section 4.4 of its Technical Briefing on Fire Performance of Sandwich Panel Systems (2003) and the combustibility of composite core panels which have passed the insurance industry standard LPS 1181. (205761)

The Association of British Insurers' Technical Briefing and the LPS 1181 test standard are not utilised within the guidance that supports the fire safety aspects of the Building Regulations or the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order and they are not of direct relevance to the Department's work. No such meeting, therefore, is needed at this time.