Fire Safety Bill — Duties of Owner or Manager — 24 Feb 2021 at 17:36
The majority of MPs voted not to require the owner or manager of a building containing two or more sets of domestic premises to: provide information about its external walls to the local fire service; inspect individual flat entrance doors annually; inspect lifts monthly and report faults to the local fire service; and share evacuation and fire safety instructions with residents of the building.
The motion supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 2
Lords amendment 2 stated:
- Insert the following new Clause—
- “Duties of owner or manager
- The relevant authority must by regulations amend the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (S.I. 2005/1541) to require an owner or a manager of any building which contains two or more sets of domestic premises to—
- (a) share information with their local Fire and Rescue Service in respect of each building for which an owner or manager is responsible about the design of its external walls and details of the materials of which those external walls are constructed,
- (b) in respect of any building for which an owner or manager is responsible which contains separate flats, undertake annual inspections of individual flat entrance doors,
- (c) in respect of any building for which an owner or manager is responsible which contains separate flats, undertake monthly inspections of lifts and report the results to their local Fire and Rescue Service if the results include a fault, and
- (d) share evacuation and fire safety instructions with residents of the building
-  Parliament's webpage on the Fire Safety Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Fire Safety Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Lords amendments to the Fire Safety Bill, 24 November 2020, Parliament.uk
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||344 (+2 tell)||0||0||94.8%|
|Lab||0||196 (+2 tell)||0||99.0%|