High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention:Written question - 1939

(Camberwell and Peckham)

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Asked on: 29 June 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the Government plans to publish the review of Part B (Fire Safety) of the Building Regulations following the Lakanal House fire inquest in 2013.
Answered by: Alok Sharma
Answered on: 06 July 2017
Holding answer received on 04 July 2017

The Coroner’s report into Lakanal House recommended simplifying the fire safety guidance relating to Building Regulations (Approved Document B). This work was being progressed.

Following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower, we will need to consider the position on guidance further alongside the Prime Minister’s commitment to look at wider issues. This work will now need to be informed by any recommendations that the independent inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire makes.

In the interim, we have set up an expert panel to advise us on any immediate steps that should be taken to ensure fire safety. The role of the expert panel and the advice already given following Grenfell is set out in a note published last week at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/explanatory-note-on-safety-checks-and-testing

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