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NHS: Safety

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provision there is for exempting NHS organisations from full compliance with (a) fire safety standards and (b) health and safety standards in respect of patient-occupied floor areas; and what measurement his Department makes of such exemptions (i) nationally and (ii) locally. (250881)

The NHS and Community Care Act 1990 removed Crown immunity from national health service premises. Since then, the NHS has been required to comply with all fire safety and health and safety legislation.