HC Deb 06 April 1998 vol 310 cc16-7W
Mr. Alan W. Williams

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement regarding his future policy concerning BAA plc's exemption as an entity under the Building Regulations under section 4 of the Building Act 1984. [37554]

Mr. Raynsford

Proposals for amendments to Section 4 of the Buildings Act 1984 in relation to the buildings of statutory undertakers were the subject of a public consultation document issued by the previous Government. I intend seeking the views of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee on how to take this matter forward. However, since primary legislation would be required to repeal or amend Section 4, it is unlikely that any change can be implemented quickly.