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The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

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London Building Acts (Amendment) Act 1939

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2.—(1) The London Building Acts (Amendment) Act 1939(1) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 20 (precautions against fire in certain buildings)—

(a)in subsection (2A)—

(i)omit the words “and maintenance”;

(ii)omit paragraphs (a) and (b); and

(iii)in paragraph (e) omit the words “interior, exterior and”; and

(b)in subsection (2C)(b) omit the words “and maintenance”.

(3) Omit section 34 (protection against fire in certain new buildings).

(4) In section 35 (protection against fire in certain old buildings)—

(a)in subsection (1)—

(i)omit paragraphs (a), (b) and (d);

(ii)in paragraph (c), omit sub-paragraphs (ii) and (iii) and the final “or”; and

(iii)in paragraph (i) of the proviso, omit the words from “as respects a building” to “referred to in this subsection”; and

(b)omit subsection (5).

(5) In section 36 (projecting shops)—

(a)in subsection (1) for the words “Where any portion” substitute “Subject to subsection (4), where any portion”;

(b)after subsection (3) insert—

(4) This section does not apply in relation to any building to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies..

(6) In section 37 (means of access to roofs)—

(a)in subsection (1) for the word “Each” substitute “Subject to subsection (3), each”; and

(b)after subsection (2) insert—

(3) This section does not apply in relation to any building to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies..

(7) Omit section 38 (parts of building used for storage of inflammable liquid).

(8) In section 42 (appeals) omit paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (f).

(9) In section 133 (maintenance of means of escape etc.)—

(a)in subsection (1) for the words “All arrangements” substitute “Subject to subsection (4), all arrangements”; and

(b)after subsection (3) insert—

(4) This section does not apply in relation to any building or part of a building to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies..

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1939 c. xcvii. Subsections (1), (2), (2A) and (2G) were inserted by S.I. 1985/1936 and subsequently amended by S.I. 1986/452. Section 35 was amended by the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1966 (c. xxviii), section 22(1)(b) and by S.I. 1986/452 and 1987/798. Sections 36 and 37 were amended by S.I. 1986/452. Section 133 was amended by S.I. 1985/1936.

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