§ Rev. Martin Smyth
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish England and Wales Approved Document B (Building Regulations, Fire) and if he will make a statement on the operation and effectiveness of the regulations in England and Wales since they came into force on 1 June 1992.
§ Mr. Baldry
The current edition of Approved Document B was published in December 1991, replacing an earlier version of 1985. The new approved document has been well received and appears to be operating effectively.