Building Safety:Written statement - HLWS1782

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Made on: 05 September 2019
Made by: Viscount Younger of Leckie (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Building Safety

My Rt Hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (Robert Jenrick) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

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 and I will deposit copies of this consultation in the Library of the House.

This statement has also been made in the House of Commons: HCWS1820

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