HC Deb 16 April 1991 vol 189 c144W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce higher mandatory standards for the quality of glass fitted in new homes, rather than an advisory code.

Mr. Yeo

The Department has issued a consultation paper proposing that requirements controlling the glazing used in critical locations in new houses and other buildings should be included in the Building Regulations 1985. Such requirements would have legal force, and would be supported by detailed practical guidance about ways in which they could be met including guidance on the quality of glass to be used. Responses to the consultation paper are currently being considered, and it is hoped that final decisions can be taken later this year.