Fire Prevention:Written question - 160123

Asked by Bill Wiggin
(North Herefordshire)

Named Day

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Asked on: 03 July 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Fire Prevention
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that the Health and Safety Executive has the capacity to act on four residential fires in one building in the course of one year.
Answered by: Sarah Newton
Answered on: 06 July 2018

The Health and Safety Executive is not the enforcing authority for fire safety and general fire precautions in residential properties. Fire safety in certain types of residential accommodation is enforced by Local Authorities under the Housing Act 2004 and Fire & Rescue Authorities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

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