§ Baroness Turner of Camden
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they intend to make regulations to satisfy the outstanding fire safety requirements of the European Community Framework and Workplace Directives.
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Williams of Mostyn)
Yes. After consultation with my right honourable friend the114WA Secretary of State for Scotland we intend shortly to make suitable regulations. These will build on those proposals on which consultation was completed last year and will be accompanied by a simple guidance package. We hope to lay the regulations before Parliament rises for the Summer Recess. My honourable friend the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. George Howarth) understands from my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland that she intends to lay equivalent regulations for Northern Ireland before the end of the year.