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An exclusive report by Inside Housing reveals that the government has budgeted £118m to pay for an eight-year programme of fire safety improvements across the parliamentary estate.
The improvement works will include the installation of “high-pressure water mist systems” to some areas, according to the report.
It will also include the replacement of automatic fire detection and voice alarm systems, emergency lighting, dampers, fire signage, compartmentation, fire doors and high-pressure water mist systems, all paid for by the taxpayer.
A spokesperson for the refurbishment programme confirmed the cost of the works to Inside Housing.
09 September 2020