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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading High Rise Flats: Fires remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many high rise buildings retrofitted with combinations of composite or other forms of cladding which are not formed from solid metal and mineral wool insulation have had fires that resulted in fatalities in the last 10 years in the UK; and what estimate they have made of the number of such buildings internationally that have had fires resulting in fatalities in the last 10 years. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
uin HL14974 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answer text <p>The Home Office does not hold this information.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-10T12:44:00.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T12:44:00.71Z
answering member
4311
label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
tabling member
4555
label Biography information for Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
1104669
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading High Rise Flats: Fires remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many high rise buildings retrofitted with combinations of composite or other forms of cladding which are not formed from solid metal along with phenolic foam insulation have had fires that resulted in fatalities in the last 10 years in the UK; and what estimate they have made of the number of such buildings internationally that have had fires resulting in fatalities in the last 10 years. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
uin HL14794 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
answer text <p>The Home Office does not hold this information.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-08T15:19:11.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T15:19:11.507Z
answering member
4311
label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
tabling member
4555
label Biography information for Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
1041344
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading High Rise Flats: Fires remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of fires in (a) publicly and (b) privately owned high rise residential blocks in each of the last 20 years. more like this
tabling member constituency Croydon Central more like this
tabling member printed
Sarah Jones more like this
uin 208350 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
answer text <p>The Home Office do not hold this information.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-17T17:39:12.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T17:39:12.807Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
4631
label Biography information for Sarah Jones more like this
917513
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-06-05more like thismore than 2018-06-05
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading High Rise Flats: Fires remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 31 May 2018 to Question 146735 on High Rise Flats: Fires, which fire and rescue authorities in England have suspended the stay put guidance for residents of high-rise tower blocks that have cladding systems that do not meet current Building Regulations guidance. more like this
tabling member constituency Wentworth and Dearne more like this
tabling member printed
John Healey more like this
uin 149923 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
answer text <p>The National Fire Chiefs Council’s general guidance supports the principle of a ‘stay put’ strategy where it is appropriate. Decisions on maintaining or suspending the ‘stay put’ policy in blocks of flats should be based on a comprehensive risk assessment undertaken by a competent fire risk assessor. Residents and the local fire and rescue service should be informed where an existing ‘stay put’ policy is suspended.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-06-11T16:35:22.013Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-11T16:35:22.013Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
tabling member
400
label Biography information for John Healey more like this
909354
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-05-22more like thismore than 2018-05-22
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading High Rise Flats: Fires remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, in light of the changes announced by the London Fire Brigade to the stay put policy for evacuation in the event of a high-rise fire, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the guidance entitled Fire safety in purpose-built blocks of flats which his Department worked with the Local Government Association to produce. more like this
tabling member constituency Wentworth and Dearne more like this
tabling member printed
John Healey more like this
uin 146734 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-05-30more like thismore than 2018-05-30
answer text <p>Across London, the advice of London Fire Brigade on stay put remains the same. However, for specific buildings where it has been identified that they have Aluminium Composite Material cladding, one of the interim control measures is to move to a simultaneous evacuation strategy and the stay put policy has been temporarily suspended in these cases. In London there are approximately 100 buildings where this arrangement has been put in place. At such time that the Aluminium Composite Material cladding has been removed it is London Fire Brigade’s expectation that these buildings will move back to a stay put strategy. There are 16 blocks in London so far that have removed their cladding and returned to stay put.</p><p> </p><p>This has been the London Fire Brigade position since the Government published the interim measures and London Fire Brigade then carried out inspections to check that Responsible Persons had taken all reasonable steps to mitigate risk from fire to residents. This is in accordance with The National Fire Chiefs Council’s guidance on simultaneous evacuation, which supports the principle of a stay put strategy whenever possible. This guidance is available on the National Fire Chiefs Council’s website: <a href="https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/Simultaneous-evacuation-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/Simultaneous-evacuation-guidance</a></p><p> </p><p>The principles of stay put advice is laid out in the ‘Fire safety in Purpose-Built Block of Flats’ guidance hosted on the Local Government Association’s website and developed by a wide range of stakeholders. London Fire Brigade and the National Fire Chiefs Council support this guidance.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-05-30T17:53:48.597Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-30T17:53:48.597Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
tabling member
400
label Biography information for John Healey more like this
909355
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-05-22more like thismore than 2018-05-22
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading High Rise Flats: Fires remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the London Fire Brigade on the adequacy of stay put advice for high-rise residents in the event of a fire. more like this
tabling member constituency Wentworth and Dearne more like this
tabling member printed
John Healey more like this
uin 146735 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-05-31more like thismore than 2018-05-31
answer text <p>Across London, the advice of London Fire Brigade on stay put remains the same. However, for specific buildings where it has been identified that they have Aluminium Composite Material cladding, one of the interim control measures is to move to a simultaneous evacuation strategy and the stay put policy has been temporarily suspended in these cases. In London there are approximately 100 buildings where this arrangement has been put in place. At such time that the Aluminium Composite Material cladding has been removed it is London Fire Brigade’s expectation that these buildings will move back to a stay put strategy. There are 16 blocks in London so far that have removed their cladding and returned to stay put.</p><p>This has been the London Fire Brigade position since the Government published the interim measures and London Fire Brigade then carried out inspections to check that Responsible Persons had taken all reasonable steps to mitigate risk from fire to residents. This is in accordance with The National Fire Chiefs Council’s guidance on simultaneous evacuation, which supports the principle of a stay put strategy whenever possible. This guidance is available on the National Fire Chiefs Council’s website: <a href="https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/Simultaneous-evacuation-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/Simultaneous-evacuation-guidance</a></p><p>The principles of stay put advice is laid out in the ‘Fire safety in Purpose-Built Block of Flats’ guidance hosted on the Local Government Association’s website and developed by a wide range of stakeholders. London Fire Brigade and the National Fire Chiefs Council support this guidance.</p>
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-05-31T16:08:09.443Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-31T16:08:09.443Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
tabling member
400
label Biography information for John Healey more like this
909356
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-05-22more like thismore than 2018-05-22
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading High Rise Flats: Fires remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the National Fire Chiefs Council on the adequacy of stay put advice for high-rise residents in the event of a fire. more like this
tabling member constituency Wentworth and Dearne more like this
tabling member printed
John Healey more like this
uin 146736 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-05-30more like thismore than 2018-05-30
answer text <p>Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Government worked with fire safety experts, including the National Fire Chiefs Council, to issue advice to owners of high rise residential blocks of flats with unsafe cladding on the immediate steps they should take to mitigate the risks of fire, and maintain the safety of their buildings for residential use, pending full remediation work.</p><p>To support that advice, the National Fire Chiefs Council issued more detailed guidance to fire and rescue services and building owners on the arrangements that should be in place where a ‘stay put’ policy has been suspended. That guidance was issued in October 2017. The National Fire Chiefs Council published an updated version of the guidance in May which did not alter the existing position on the maintenance or suspension of ‘stay put’ policy.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-05-30T17:44:32.95Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-30T17:44:32.95Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
tabling member
400
label Biography information for John Healey more like this
909357
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-05-22more like thismore than 2018-05-22
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading High Rise Flats: Fires remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has in place to ensure that all residents are aware of whether they should stay put or evacuate their flats in the event of a high-rise fire. more like this
tabling member constituency Wentworth and Dearne more like this
tabling member printed
John Healey more like this
uin 146737 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-05-30more like thismore than 2018-05-30
answer text <p>'Stay put’ is an operational policy overseen by fire and rescue services. The National Fire Chiefs Council has issued a statement on this, which can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/News/national-fire-chiefs-council-reiterate-stay-put-advice/200686" target="_blank">https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/News/national-fire-chiefs-council-reiterate-stay-put-advice/200686</a></p><p>Existing advice on the policy and guidance about its suspension in certain circumstances is annexed to this letter and can be found on the National Fire Chiefs Council website at:</p><p><a href="https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/Simultaneous-evacuation-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/Simultaneous-evacuation-guidance</a></p><p>In the case of a comprehensive fire risk assessment undertaken by a competent fire risk assessor deciding on the maintenance or suspension of a ‘stay put’ policy, residents and the local fire and rescue service should be informed.</p>
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-05-30T17:51:05.843Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-30T17:51:05.843Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
tabling member
400
label Biography information for John Healey more like this
858569
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-03-09more like thismore than 2018-03-09
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading High Rise Flats: Fires remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of specialist firefighting equipment available to the fire services as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Carden more like this
uin 131824 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-03-15more like thismore than 2018-03-15
answer text <p>It is the responsibility of each fire and rescue authority to allocate their resources, including equipment, across prevention, protection and operational response to prevent and mitigate effectively the fire related risks facing their communities.</p><p>Home Office also supports specialist National Resilience capabilities to respond to large scale incidents. These capabilities are discussed quarterly at the National Fire Chief Council’s National Resilience Board and the Home Office Strategic Resilience Board to ensure that the agreed capabilities are in place, well maintained and remain fit for purpose.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-03-15T18:52:18.473Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-15T18:52:18.473Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
4651
label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
756201
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading High Rise Flats: Fires remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Dubai on the fire at 34 Tamweel Tower, Jumeirah Lakes, Dubai, in 2012. more like this
tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Gwynne more like this
uin 8256 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-09-13more like thismore than 2017-09-13
answer text <p>Later this month the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) are coordinating a visit from Major General Matrooshi, the Commander in Chief of the UAE Civil Defence in Dubai who has responsibility for fire safety, to discuss approaches to fire safety in Dubai and exchange best practice. This visit will be attended by officials from a number of Departments, including the Home Office and DCLG.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Reading West more like this
answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-09-13T16:12:36.44Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-13T16:12:36.44Z
answering member
4014
label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
tabling member
1506
label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this