“only a quarter of Scotland’s schools have sprinklers installed to slow down fires.”
“Once again, I find myself sending my sympathies to the people of Paris and greater France”
Last year Scottish firefighters were called out to 327 household fires which were caused by faulty white goods – those are electrical appliances like washing machines, tumble driers and dishwashers.
The new regulations come about after the Grenfell tragedy. 72 people lost their lives as a result of the fire which broke out in the multi storey block of flats in London on 14th of June 2017.
“Fire sprinklers have been proven time and time again to be effective in the fight against fire and I know that this move will save lives.”
“The thickest section of smoke is where one of the pylons was/is. “
” I am delighted that the Scottish Government have seen the sense in these proposals and have decided to take them on.”
“I am delighted at the level of support there has been for my proposal, both from the public and across the parliamentary chamber.”
“I am delighted with the overwhelming support for my proposals to increase fire safety in Scottish social housing.”
The Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 will be amended to reflect the new requirements