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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17180: David Stewart (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 11 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recommendations set out in the paper, Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: final report.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 19 June 2018

The report by Dame Judith Hackitt is specific to England and does not directly affect the building standards system in Scotland although the Scottish Government did feed into the report. The report however is one of a number of reports which we can learn lessons from following the Grenfell Tragedy. Although I am confident in our own building standards, I am not complacent which is why the Ministerial Working Group on Building and Fire Safety established two reviews of Building Standards in Scotland.