§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she is aware that the construction system of the Paris school where a large number of children recently lost their lives in a fire is similar to that which has been used in the construction of a large number of British schools; and what is being done to re-examine the fire risk situation in such schools and ensure it does not arise in new schools.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
My requirements for fire precautions are laid down in Building Bulletin No. 7, a copy of which I am sending to the hon. Member. These are kept under review and I shall take into account the findings of the inquiries now being carried out by the French authorities into the incident referred to as soon as these are available.