HC Deb 21 January 1997 vol 288 c515W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research he has commissioned into the fire safety implications of the presence of lightweight polymer-cored sandwich panels in the food processing industry and by which organisations this research has been carried out. [11262]

Mr. Sackville

[holding answer 20 January 1997]: The fire research and development group of the Home Office commissioned the Building Research Establishment to undertake an initial review of the fire safety of large insulated sandwich panels. Small-scale laboratory tests have been carried out to examine the ignitability and general fire behaviour of the panels with a view to more detailed and extensive tests being commissioned by the Department of the Environment.