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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-19992: Maurice Corry (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 16 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the recent announcement by the UK Government that it plans to ban the use of combustible cladding for all high-rise residential buildings and high-risk buildings, whether it will introduce similar measures in Scotland.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 28 November 2018

From 1 May 2005, Scottish building regulations have required cladding on domestic buildings with any storey above over 18 metres to be non-combustible or to pass a full scale fire test.

The building standards consultation on Compliance and Fire Safety which closed in September included proposals to lower this height to 11 metres. It is also proposed to require non-combustible cladding for all high rise non-domestic buildings and other high-risk buildings of any height. Consultation responses are being considered and it remains our intent to introduce new legislation and guidance on this issue in 2019.