§ Mr. Richard Wainwright
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what statutory provisions exist concerning fire precautions which must be observed by factory farmers for protection of their livestock; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Strang
There are no statutory provisions specifically designed to safeguard livestock, but farm buildings have to comply with regulations and other controls designed to promote human safety. Statutory provisions for structural fire precautions to be observed in farm buildings, including livestock housing, are set out in Part E of the Buildings Regulations 1976, which are the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment.