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Building Safety

Volume 664: debated on Thursday 5 September 2019

I updated the House today in an oral statement on the Government’s progress on building safety and set out this Administration’s approach. As set out in the statement, I am consulting on changes to fire safety regulations for new-build blocks of flats. We will seek to commit to requiring sprinkler systems as standard in a wider range of new flats. We will also consult on requiring better signs and evacuation alert systems to support effective firefighting. A link to the consultation document “Sprinklers and other fire safety measures in new high-rise blocks of flats” is here https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/ sprinklers-and-other-fire-safety-measures-in-new-high-rise-blocks-of-flats and I will deposit copies of this consultation in the Library of the House.

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