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Fire Safety Act 2021

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2019-21

Act of Parliament (1)

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

Fire Safety Act 2021 (c. 24)
29 April 2021

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

HL Bill 198 Commons reason
28 April 2021
Lords
Bill 296 2019-21 (Lords Non-Insistence and Amendment in Lieu)
28 April 2021
Commons
HL Bill 196 Commons reason
27 April 2021
Lords
Bill 288 2019-21 (Lords Amendments to the Bill)
21 April 2021
Commons
HL Bill 187 Commons reasons
23 March 2021
Lords
Bill 277 2019-21 (Lords non-insistence and amendments in lieu)
17 March 2021
Commons
HL Bill 173 Commons reasons
25 February 2021
Lords
Bill 218 2019-21 (Lords Amendments to the Bill)
24 November 2020
Commons
17 November 2020
Lords
8 September 2020
Lords
Bill 121 2019-21 - large font accessible version
19 March 2020
Commons
19 March 2020
Commons

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

Bill 218 EN 2019-21 (Lords Amendments to the Bill)
24 November 2020
Commons
8 September 2020
Lords
Bill 121 2019-21-EN - large font accessible version
19 March 2020
Commons

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill. For reports of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, see “Select Committee Reports”.

Fire Safety Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
30 September 2020
Lords

Under the 'English votes for English laws' procedure, which applied from 23 October 2015 until it was suspended on 22 April 2020 (and finally rescinded on 13 July 2021),the Speaker certified Bills, or provisions of Bills, as relating exclusively to England, and/or to England and Wales. In relation to Finance Bills, the Speaker could certify founding financial motions, or clauses or schedules, as relating exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.The text of certificates issued by the Speaker, and information prepared by the Government on how government amendments affect the territorial application of provisions of the bill, are available here. (Similar information about the bill itself could be found in the Explanatory Notes – see above.).

Speaker's Signed Certificate
21 April 2020
Commons

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

HL Bill 198-I Marshalled list for Consideration of Commons reason
28 April 2021
Lords
Commons Consideration of Lords Message as at 28 April 2021
28 April 2021
Commons
HL Bill 196-I Marshalled list for Consideration of Commons reason
27 April 2021
Lords
Commons Consideration of Lords Message as at 27 April 2021
27 April 2021
Commons
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Message as at 27 March 2021
27 April 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLM Amendments as at 23 April 2021
26 April 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLM Amendments as at 22 April 2021
23 April 2021
Commons
HL Bill 187-I Marshalled list for Consideration of Commons reasons
16 April 2021
Lords
HL Bill 187(a) Motions for Consideration of Commons reasons
15 April 2021
Lords
Commons Consideration of Lords Messages as at 22 March 2021
22 March 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLM Amendments as at 18 March 2021
19 March 2021
Commons
HL Bill 173-I Marshalled list for Consideration of Commons reasons
15 March 2021
Lords
HL Bill 173(c) Motion for Consideration of Commons reasons
12 March 2021
Lords
HL Bill 173(b) Motion for Consideration of Commons reasons
9 March 2021
Lords
HL Bill 173(a) Motion for Consideration of Commons reasons
26 February 2021
Lords
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 24 February 2021
24 February 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 22 February 2021
23 February 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 19 February 2021
22 February 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 11 February 2021
12 February 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 10 February 2021
11 February 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 9 February 2021
10 February 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 8 February 2021
9 February 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 5 February 2021
8 February 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 3 February 2021
4 February 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 2 February 2021
3 February 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 1 February 2021
2 February 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 29 January 2021
1 February 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 28 January 2021
29 January 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 27 January 2021
28 January 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 25 January 2021
26 January 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 22 January 2021
25 January 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 21 January 2021
22 January 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 18 January 2021
19 January 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 19 January 2021
19 January 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 15 January 2021
18 January 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 14 January 2021
15 January 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 13 January 2021
14 January 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 12 January 2021
13 January 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 11 January 2021
12 January 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 8 January 2021
11 January 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 6 January 2021
7 January 2021
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 30 December 2020
31 December 2020
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 17 December 2020
18 December 2020
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 16 December 2020
17 December 2020
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 15 December 2020
16 December 2020
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 10 December 2020
11 December 2020
Commons
HL Bill 132-R-I Marshalled list for Report
12 November 2020
Lords
HL Bill 132-R(b) Amendments for Report
11 November 2020
Lords
HL Bill 132-R(a) Amendments for Report
10 November 2020
Lords
HL Bill 132-I Marshalled list for Committee
26 October 2020
Lords
HL Bill 132(c) Amendments for Committee
23 October 2020
Lords
HL Bill 132(b) Amendments for Committee
16 October 2020
Lords
HL Bill 132(a) Amendments for Committee
15 October 2020
Lords
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 7 September 2020
7 September 2020
Commons
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 7 September 2020 - large font accessible version
7 September 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 3 September 2020
4 September 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 2 September 2020
3 September 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 21 July 2020
22 July 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 25 June 2020
25 June 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 23 June 2020
24 June 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 22 June 2020
23 June 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 19 June 2020
22 June 2020
Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

Consideration of Lords Message 28 April - grouping of amendments
28 April 2021
Commons
Grouping of Lords Amendments by Secretary Priti Patel and selection of motions and amendments relating to Lords Amendments by the Speaker
27 April 2021
Commons
Grouping of Lords Amendments by Secretary Priti Patel and selection of motions relating to Lords Amendments by the Speaker
22 March 2021
Commons
Grouping of Lords Amendments by Secretary Priti Patel and selection of motions [and amendments] relating to Lords Amendments by the Speaker
24 February 2021
Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments
7 September 2020
Commons
Provisional selection and grouping of Amendments
23 June 2020
Commons

Details of proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House, on any report (consideration) stage, and on any consideration of Lords Amendments or any subsequent Lords Messages. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Message as at 28 April 2021
29 April 2021
Commons
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Message as at 27 April 2021
28 April 2021
Commons
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Message as at 22 March 2021
23 March 2021
Commons
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 24 February 2021
25 February 2021
Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 7 September 2020
8 September 2020
Commons
All proceedings up to 26 June 2020 at Public Bill Committee stage
26 June 2020
Commons

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

Briefing paper on the Bill
19 March 2021
Commons

The following select committee reports have been identified as relevant to the debate on the Bill.

29th Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
18 November 2020
Lords
25th Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
4 November 2020
Lords

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

17 May 2020
Commons

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

Fire Safety Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
15 September 2020
Lords

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

Commons Committee stage

Written Evidence: Fire Brigades Union (FSB01)
26 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Institution of Engineering and Technology ('IET') (FSB02)
26 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Fire Sector Federation (FSB03)
26 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: British Property Federation (FSB05)
26 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) (FSB04)
26 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (FSB06)
26 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: National Housing Federation (FSB07)
26 June 2020
Commons

A collection of papers relevant to the bill

Fire Safety - Government consultation
8 September 2020
Commons

List of related Impact Assessments

Fire Safety consultation Impact Assessment from the Home Office
8 September 2020
Impact Assessment from the Home Office
7 May 2020

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

Letter from Lord Greenhalgh to Stephen McPartland MP regarding the Bill: how it interacts with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (at Annex A), and amendment tabled concerning leaseholders
17 March 2021
Letter from Lord Greenhalgh to Lord Kennedy of Southwark regarding the Fire Safety Bill: amendments tabled at committee stage
12 November 2020
Letter from Lord Greenhalgh to Lord Storey and Lord Tope regarding a question raised at the Fire Safety Bill second reading debate: electrical safety
23 October 2020
Letter from Lord Greenhalgh to Baroness Eaton regarding questions raised at the Fire Safety Bill second reading debate: the Building Safety Bill, etc.
23 October 2020
Letter from Lord Greenhalgh to Baroness McDonagh regarding questions raised at the Fire Safety Bill second reading: impact assessment,the number of properties in scope, and houses in multiple occupation
23 October 2020
Letter from Lord Greenhalgh to Baroness Pinnock regarding questions raised at the Fire Safety Bill second reading debate: the capacity of fire engineers and commencement of the Bill
23 October 2020
Letter from Lord Greenhalgh to Baroness Sanderson regarding question raised at the Fire Safety Bill second reading debate: commencement of the Bill
23 October 2020
Letter from Lord Greenhalgh to Lord Bhatia regarding a question raised at the Fire Safety Bill second reading debate: relationship between this Bill and the Building Safety Bill
23 October 2020
Letter from Lord Greenhalgh to Lord Bourne regarding a question raised at the Fire Safety Bill second reading debate: police investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire
23 October 2020
Letter from Lord Greenhalgh to Lord Monks regarding questions raised at the Fire Safety Bill second reading debate: the capacity of fire engineers, engagement with the Fire Brigades Union, etc.
23 October 2020
Letter from Lord Greenhalgh to Lord Whitty regarding questions raised at the Fire Safety Bill second reading: police investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire, relationship between this Bill and the Building Safety Bill
23 October 2020

Full transcripts

Commons Committee stage

Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sitting so far
30 June 2020
Commons
30 June 2020
Commons
29 June 2020
Commons

Link to the relevant section in the Commons Hansard Daily Report

Commons Consideration of Lords amendments

Consideration of Lords Amendments
22 March 2021
Commons

Commons Consideration of Lords message

Consideration of Lords message
27 April 2021
Commons

Commons 2nd reading

29 April 2020
Commons

Commons Report stage

7 September 2020
Commons

Commons 3rd reading

7 September 2020
Commons

Lords 1st reading

1st reading (Hansard)
8 September 2020
Lords
1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
8 September 2020
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

2nd reading (Hansard)
1 October 2020
Lords
2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
1 October 2020
Lords

Lords Committee stage

Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard)
29 October 2020
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
29 October 2020
Lords

Lords Report stage

Report stage (Hansard)
17 November 2020
Lords
Report stage (Minutes of Proceedings)
17 November 2020
Lords

Lords 3rd reading

3rd reading (Hansard)
24 November 2020
Lords
3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
24 November 2020
Lords

Commons Consideration of Lords amendments

24 February 2021
Commons

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

17 March 2021
Lords

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

27 April 2021
Lords

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

28 April 2021
Lords

Royal Assent

29 April 2021

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

Minutes of Proceedings
17 March 2021
Lords

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

Minutes of Proceedings
20 April 2021
Lords

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

Minutes of Proceedings
27 April 2021
Lords

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

Minutes of Proceedings
28 April 2021
Lords

Royal Assent

Minutes of Proceedings
29 April 2021