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Differences Between Scottish Building Standards And England And Wales Regulations,on Fire Safety

EDM number 570 in 1991-92, proposed by Bill Walker on 28/01/1992.

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.

This motion has been signed by a total of 12 MPs.

Bill Walker28/01/1992North TaysideProposed
Michael Martin04/02/1992Glasgow, SpringburnSigned
Menzies Campbell06/02/1992Fife North EastSigned
Harry Greenway06/02/1992Ealing NorthSigned
Margaret Ewing11/02/1992MoraySigned
Dick Douglas12/02/1992Dunfermline WestSigned
Ray Michie14/02/1992Argyll & ButeSigned
Russell Johnston25/02/1992Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Frank Cook26/02/1992Stockton NorthSigned
Michael Welsh26/02/1992Doncaster NorthSigned
Tommy Graham27/02/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
David Clelland12/03/1992Tyne BridgeSigned

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