Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Review of fire safety rules is long overdue

The government has announced the terms of reference for its review into building regulations and fire safety, commissioned following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

An interim report will be submitted in the autumn with a final report due in spring 2018.

Wera Hobhouse MP, Liberal Democrat Communities and Local Government Spokesperson, commented:

"This review of building regulations is long overdue.

"The current fire safety rules have been shown to be utterly outdated and inadequate, leading to tragic consequences.

"The fact highly flammable material was approved for use on high-rise blocks across the country shows just how flawed the current system is.

"These loopholes must be fixed as soon as possible to prevent further tragedies like Grenfell from taking place.

"There must also be clear accountability and tough sanctions for those who break the rules."

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