§ Mr. Terry Fields
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what other categories of buildings, apart from churches which are used by the general public and remain outside the scope of the Fire Precautions Act 1971, his Department has considered for re-designation under the Act.
§ Mr. Mellor
Apart from places of worship, no other premises to which the general public have access are exempted from the classes of use which may be designated under the Fire Precautions Act 1971 as requiring a fire certificate. The Act is currently the subject of a wide ranging review but, pending the outcome, it is not proposed to make any new designations under the 1971 Act.