HC Deb 08 December 1986 vol 107 c27W
Mr. Cash

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to amend the building regulations to make it mandatory that a class 1 flue be provided in all new houses; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John Patten

Building regulations are made for the purposes of health, safety, conservation of fuel and power and the provision of access for disabled people. I do not consider that there is sufficient justification for these purposes to require in the regulations provision of a class 1 flue in all new homes.