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Buildings: Fire Prevention

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 5328, tabled on 20 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of buildings that are operating (a) waking watch and (b) other interim fire safety measures; and what the average cost is of the operation of those measures.

Answered on

23 January 2020

The Government has worked closely with local authorities and Fire and Rescue Services to ensure that interim safety measures are in place, where necessary, in all high-rise residential buildings with unsafe ACM cladding, until the cladding is replaced. Details of these buildings can be found in the Building Safety Programme monthly data release here:

The Department does not hold information on costs or other types of buildings with interim safety measures.

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