Sunday, 18 June 2017

Now we know the impact of deregulation - people perishing unnecessarily in horrendous blazes

Brandon Lewis was the Tory Housing Minister in the Conservative/LibDem Coalition. In 2014 as Housing Minister, he declined to require developers to install sprinklers. Instead he told Parliament:  

“We believe that it is the responsibility of the fire industry, rather than the Government, to market fire sprinkler systems effectively and to encourage their wider installation. … The cost of fitting a fire sprinkler system may affect house building -- something we want to encourage -- so we must wait to see what impact that regulation has.”

Well Mr Lewis, how does 58 lives sound, for openers? How do several hundred lives sound? Will that be impact enough?

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