HC Deb 28 May 2004 vol 422 c117W
Mr. Amess

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to extend the use of(a)cavity barriers in roofs and (b)non-combustible panels in compartmentation when (i) refurbishing existing school buildings and ( ii) constructing new school buildings. [176563]

Mr. Miliband

New construction at schools is now covered by the Buildings Regulations. The use of cavity barriers in roofs and non-combustible panels in compartmentation will continue to be needed when refurbishing existing school buildings and constructing new school buildings to counter spread of fire and facilitate means of escape in case of fire in accordance with current Building Regulations, specifically Approved Document Part B, Fire Safety.