To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the last fire safety inspections were undertaken in student accommodation blocks in (a) the London Borough of Southwark and (b) London.
5 July 2017
The Department does not hold information on fire inspections for any student accommodation blocks. In line with the cross-Government action following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, the Department has written to all Higher Education Funding Councils For England (HEFCE)-funded Higher Education Institutions and Alternative Providers of Higher Education to identify any student accommodation buildings that may require further investigation. We have requested that institutions flag any concerns immediately. We are also engaging with the sector directly and via key sector bodies including Universities UK and Guild HE.