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Clarification on fire safety regulations in the Palace of Westminster

On 27th November we published a post under the headline: Knight: How can we get MPs to take their own fire safety more seriously?.

We have now received a letter from Sir Ken Knight (no relation to Stephen Knight, referred to in the headline) who is the Government’s Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser and Head of the Crown Inspection Premises Group.

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Knight: How can we get MPs to take their own fire safety more seriously?

This story would have been so appropriate on 5th November. But London Assembly member Stephen Knight took an opportunity last week to ask this question  at the meeting of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.

In August 2012 it was reported that another fire in the Palace of Westminster had left the House of Commons and other areas closed off, and that a report to the House of Commons Commission has apparently identified significant fire risks with boilers “ready to blow”! Is the Chairman concerned at the

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How long can Boris Johnson carry on defending the indefensible?

Caroline Pidgeon is a Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member and member of the London Fire Emergency and Planning Authority (LFEPA)

Walking out of a meeting as a protest is something I would not normally recommend, but last week I felt had no other option and left a key budget meeting of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA). Both the Lib Dem leader on the Fire Authority, Councillor Ed Butcher from Haringey, and I knew we had to make a protest at the decision of the Conservative Chair Brian Coleman to prohibit TV cameras from filming the meeting, and Coleman’s decision to …

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  • User AvatarRichard Dean 28th Jul - 8:57pm
    Sounds very good, very well thought out, but wouldn't it have more weight and impact if it came from the PM rather than the DPM,...
  • User AvatarRichard Dean 28th Jul - 8:45pm
    I see that colonialism is alive and well, and is being continued and propagated in the idea that the attitudes of peoples in the commonwealth...
  • User AvatarTony Rowan-Wicks 28th Jul - 8:17pm
    First, a big thank you to Nick Clegg for his continued support of LGBTs and his statement on what the Commonwealth should consider its culture...
  • User AvatarStuart 28th Jul - 8:02pm
    @Keith Legg "Stuart, a paper sent to committee members covering a number of topics and published without fanfare on the internet does not in my...
  • User AvatarGreen Voter 28th Jul - 7:49pm
    Thanks for the clarification, Joe. Can I take it, then, that this sentence from the article "Don’t let a thread degenerate into a conversation between...
  • User AvatarJoe Otten 28th Jul - 7:37pm
    You're getting close to the quota there Chris! :) But seriously, there isn't a rule against nitpicking, and criticism of favoured politicians doesn't constitute impoliteness....