Fire safety in schools a priority for Ian Lavery MP

Today I have written to several Government Ministers demanding action on fire-sprinklers in schools following the terrible fire at St Benet Biscop Academy in Bedlington. 

It is totally unacceptable that Fire-sprinklers are not mandatory when building a new school, or that any older school should have no new sprinklers installed and have its safety systems brought up to date.

I will keep constituents posted with the response I hope to receive. This is a vital issue not only in our local area but across the entire UK.