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Building Regulations

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many contraventions of Part L of the Building Regulations have been identified in each year since 2000; how many of these were resolved before project completion; and how many of those unresolved at project completion resulted in prosecution. (288042)

Enforcement of compliance with the Building Regulations is undertaken by local authorities. There is no central register of enforcement notices served or prosecutions brought. In the main, local authorities aim to resolve issues that arise through inspection of and advice to those undertaking work. Enforcement notices and prosecution are only used as a last resort.

The consultation on revising Part L in 2010 published on 18 June included proposals for specifically improving compliance. The consultation paper can be accessed via the link:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/planningandbuilding/partlf2010consultation