HC Deb 22 April 1969 vol 782 cc54-5W
47. Sir B. Janner

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if the inquiries into the condition of all high buildings, including flats and offices, following the Ronan Flats disaster have now been completed; whether he is satisfied that all necessary steps have now been taken to prevent the occurrence of a similar accident; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Greenwood

Good progress is being made with the appraisal and strengthening of high buildings in pre-cast concrete panel construction following the advice I gave to local authorities last November. Work is already going on in some cases. This advice also covered new buildings pending amendment of the Building Regulations. Proposals for such amendment are currently being considered by the Building Regulations Advisory Committee preparatory to consultation with interested bodies. The Department is also working closely with the British Standards Institution on improved Codes of Practice.