HC Deb 19 July 1995 vol 263 c1271W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if the review team's report regarding fire safety legislation and enforcement matter arising from the deregulation proposals has now been considered; and when he expects to be able to make a statement on the outcome. [34237]

Mr. Beith

To ask the First Secretary of State when the fire safety legislation and enforcement review was published; when the consultation period ended; when the Government response will be published; and what factors have been responsible for any delay with publication. [34447]

Mr. Freeman

"The Interdepartmental Review of Fire Safety Legislation and Enforcement" was published on 22 June 1994 and the consultation period ended on 31 October 1994. There were over 460 responses, many of them raising important and complex issues. The deregulation task force, set up to help the Government promote deregulation, is now being consulted about the way ahead on fire regulation and enforcement, including our emerging findings on the review. The Government's response will be announced as soon as this process is complete.