HC Deb 13 November 1980 vol 992 cc476-7W
Mr. Lyell

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress he is making in his efforts to simplify the building regulations, limit the extent of their operation, and reduce the costs of their enforcement; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

My Department issued a consultation paper on the future of building control on 6 June. I am considering the responses received, and I shall make a further statement shortly.