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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SCOTTISH BUILDING STANDARDS AND ENGLAND AND WALES REGULATIONS,ON FIRE SAFETY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 570: tabled on 28 January 1992

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that substantial differences exist between the Building Regulations England and Wales, now laid before Parliament, and the recently revised Scottish Building Standards, particularly in retention of three and four hour fire resistances in Scotland which are deleted in England and Wales, trade-off of fire resistance periods for sprinkler installation in England and Wales not currently implemented in Scotland, and deletion of requirements for non-combustibility in England and Wales which are retained in Scotland; believes that the new departures in the England and Wales regulations may reduce fire safety; and urges that any attempt to require Scottish standards to follow the England and Wales regulations, as has been indicated by Ministers, might proceed only after the new departures have proved themselves in practices to Scottish satisfaction.