§ Mr. Speller
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will amend the building regulations 1976 to ensure that door and door frames are required to have no less resistance to fire than the walls in which they are set.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
I am satisfied that the requirements in the building regulations for doors and their frames already provide an adequate standard of fire protection. I have seen no evidence to justify the imposition of more stringent—and more expensive—requirements on builders and building owners.