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HEALTHY HOMES AND BUILDINGS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 254: tabled on 05 September 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 12 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the report Building our Future: Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings, published by the APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings in July 2017 which provides key insights into how the UK can improve the safety, comfort and energy efficiency of homes; believes that successive governments' approaches to healthy homes and buildings have been disjointed and that a cross-departmental committee for health and buildings should be established; further believes that building design and delivery should be considered holistically with air quality and ventilation, lighting and acoustics throughout construction; believes that the construction sector needs to be upskilled in order to do this; and believes that there is a need for better public awareness of the link between the built environment and lifestyles, health and wellbeing.