HC Deb 18 December 1969 vol 793 c373W
35. Sir Clive Bossom

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in the legislation which he intends to introduce to strengthen the law regarding fire precautions in places of public resort, he will deal with the regulations and conditions applying to the constructional design and materials used in the erection of such establishments with a view to minimising the risk of fire outbreak in the first place and reducing the risk of collapse when fire occurs.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

No. But the Building Regulations, for which my right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government is responsible, already contain comprehensive requirements for structural fire precautions in these and most other buildings.

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