HL Deb 31 March 1993 vol 544 c50WA
Lord Harmsworth

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their policy on disfigurement by external fire escapes of buildings of historic interest which are open to the public.

Viscount Astor

The Government's policy is that fire safety requirements should be sensitively applied in relation to listed buildings. Listed building consent would be required for the attachment of external fire escapes to such buildings.