The goevernment site (odp.gov.uk) on the buuilding regulations has
gone quiet on this subject? There was an announcement (issued summer
2003) threatening introduction April 2004.
Anyone know what's happening? Especially if there is any date change
Have the many representations to MPs had any effect?
On 27 Nov 2003 15:06:08 -0800, northern firstname.lastname@example.org
Well, it wasn't going to make the Queen's Speech, was it?
It has remained quiet as you say. It would not surprise me to see
a fudged delay.
None at all, except to go a little way further in demonstrating that
the whole exercise was politically motivated. There was no sound
basis in the statistical and other data justifying the moves and
representations disagreeing with the proposals were roundly ignored.
At the recent Thames Valley area get together, three of us had written
to our MPs and all had received very similar replies from Raynsford's
steam roller (sorry photocopier).
You might like to write to your MP asking him to ask for a written
reply from the minister as to when a date for introduction is likely
to be. Don't expect him to get a clear reply, however.......
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My experience was along the following lines.
Wrote to MP. Received fudged reply back from Raynsford stating that I
didn't need to be registered to issue certificates - all I needed to
do was phone the local council and they would send someone round to do
the job of certification.
I phoned the local council, eventually got to the main man who is
responsible for these things. He said he knew what I was talking about
but no directive had been issued from central government yet and it
was most unlikely that it would take place on April 1st 2004 (the date
on which Raynsford suggested it would) as they had completed their
budgetary cycle for 2004 and it was now too late.
We must remember that this is a special kind of steamroller as it uses
intelligent snopake to correct minor deviations in inclusive comments.
Would be a good idea to ask on what basis they expect to save some 35
lives a year when the number actually being lost today is 8.
And while all this is going on the death rate from the main causes of
death (other than natural) is many zeros times as high. And what is
being done about it? In several cases nothing visible.
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