Fire Safety

I asked a question today regarding fire safety in residential buildings.  Given my years in the fire service, I am always keen to ensure lessons are learnt where possible and I was pleased to hear the Minister confirm that work is ongoing to improve standards where possible, in particular with regard to the Hackett Review.

Bill Grant

What steps is the Department taking to help to ensure fire safety in buildings, particularly those with a residential sleeping risk?

James Brokenshire

I note my hon. Friend’s experience of this, and we are working carefully across the board to implement the Hackitt review to ensure that building safety standards are raised. Indeed, we are currently consulting on approved document B. We are looking at continuing experience and, if there is experience from Scotland, we will certainly reflect on that, too.