170748 - Listed Buildings: Fire Prevention (Answered)

David Simpson
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she plans to hold with the Northern Ireland administration on ensuring the adequacy of fire safety checks of listed buildings as a result of the fire at Bank Buildings in Belfast.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland holds regular discussions with the Northern Ireland Civil Service on a range of pressing issues. This is a devolved matter but we are assured that appropriate action is taken to ensure fire safety checks are carried out regularly on buildings which pose the greatest risk to public safety as this is a statutory requirement.