Fire Safety Act 2021


make provision about the application of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 where a building contains two or more sets of domestic premises; and to confer power to amend that order in future for the purposes of changing the premises to which it applies.

Government Bill

(Home Office)
What is this Bill?

The Fire Safety Bill was a Government Bill that became an Act of Parliament.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill was introduced on 19 March 2020 and became an Act of Parliament on 29 April 2021.

Whose idea is this Bill?

Government Bills implement the legislative agenda of the Government. This agenda, and the Bills that will implement it, are outlined in the Queen's Speech at the Session's State Opening of Parliament.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Act of Parliament, Government Bills, Process of a Bill

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Royal Assent

Latest Key documents

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

29/04/2021
Royal Assent (Commons)
29/04/2021
Act of Parliament
Fire Safety Act 2021 (c. 24)
29/04/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Message as at 28 April 2021
28/04/2021
Consideration of Commons amendments (Lords)
28/04/2021
Consideration of Lords message
28/04/2021
Bill
Bill 296 2019-21 (Lords Non-Insistence and Amendment in Lieu)
28/04/2021
Bill
HL Bill 198 Commons reason
28/04/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 198-I Marshalled list for Consideration of Commons reason
28/04/2021
Amendment Paper
Commons Consideration of Lords Message as at 28 April 2021
28/04/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Message as at 27 April 2021
28/04/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Consideration of Lords Message 28 April - grouping of amendments
28/04/2021
Lords Hansard
Lords Hansard
28/04/2021
Minutes of Proceedings
Minutes of Proceedings
27/04/2021
Consideration of Commons amendments (Lords)
27/04/2021
Consideration of Lords message
27/04/2021
Bill
HL Bill 196 Commons reason
27/04/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 196-I Marshalled list for Consideration of Commons reason
27/04/2021
Amendment Paper
Commons Consideration of Lords Message as at 27 April 2021
27/04/2021
Amendment Paper
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Message as at 27 March 2021
27/04/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Grouping of Lords Amendments by Secretary Priti Patel and selection of motions and amendments relating to Lords Amendments by the Speaker
27/04/2021
Lords Hansard
Lords Hansard
27/04/2021
Commons Hansard Daily Report
Consideration of Lords message
27/04/2021
Minutes of Proceedings
Minutes of Proceedings
26/04/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLM Amendments as at 23 April 2021
23/04/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLM Amendments as at 22 April 2021
21/04/2021
Bill
Bill 288 2019-21 (Lords Amendments to the Bill)
20/04/2021
Consideration of Commons amendments (Lords)
20/04/2021
Minutes of Proceedings
Minutes of Proceedings
16/04/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 187-I Marshalled list for Consideration of Commons reasons
15/04/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 187(a) Motions for Consideration of Commons reasons
23/03/2021
Bill
HL Bill 187 Commons reasons
23/03/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Message as at 22 March 2021
22/03/2021
Consideration of Lords amendments (Commons)
22/03/2021
Amendment Paper
Commons Consideration of Lords Messages as at 22 March 2021
22/03/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Grouping of Lords Amendments by Secretary Priti Patel and selection of motions relating to Lords Amendments by the Speaker
22/03/2021
Commons Hansard Daily Report
Consideration of Lords Amendments
19/03/2021
Briefing papers
Briefing paper on the Bill
19/03/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLM Amendments as at 18 March 2021
17/03/2021
Consideration of Commons amendments (Lords)
17/03/2021
Bill
Bill 277 2019-21 (Lords non-insistence and amendments in lieu)
17/03/2021
Will write letters
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
17/03/2021
Lords Hansard
Lords Hansard
17/03/2021
Minutes of Proceedings
Minutes of Proceedings
15/03/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 173-I Marshalled list for Consideration of Commons reasons
12/03/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 173(c) Motion for Consideration of Commons reasons
09/03/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 173(b) Motion for Consideration of Commons reasons
26/02/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 173(a) Motion for Consideration of Commons reasons
25/02/2021
Bill
HL Bill 173 Commons reasons
25/02/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 24 February 2021
24/02/2021
Consideration of Lords amendments (Commons)
24/02/2021
Programme motion
24/02/2021
Amendment Paper
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 24 February 2021
24/02/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Grouping of Lords Amendments by Secretary Priti Patel and selection of motions [and amendments] relating to Lords Amendments by the Speaker (PDF)
24/02/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Grouping of Lords Amendments by Secretary Priti Patel and selection of motions [and amendments] relating to Lords Amendments by the Speaker
23/02/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 22 February 2021
22/02/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 19 February 2021
12/02/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 11 February 2021
11/02/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 10 February 2021
10/02/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 9 February 2021
09/02/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 8 February 2021
08/02/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 5 February 2021
04/02/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 3 February 2021
03/02/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 2 February 2021
02/02/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 1 February 2021
01/02/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 29 January 2021
29/01/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 28 January 2021
28/01/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 27 January 2021
26/01/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 25 January 2021
25/01/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 22 January 2021
22/01/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 21 January 2021
21/01/2021
Amendment papers
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 20 January 2021 (PDF)
19/01/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 19 January 2021
18/01/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 15 January 2021
15/01/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 14 January 2021
14/01/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 13 January 2021
13/01/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 12 January 2021
12/01/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 11 January 2021
11/01/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 8 January 2021
07/01/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 6 January 2021
31/12/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 30 December 2020
18/12/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 17 December 2020
17/12/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 16 December 2020
16/12/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 15 December 2020
11/12/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 10 December 2020
24/11/2020
3rd reading (Lords)
24/11/2020
Bill
Bill 218 2019-21 (Lords Amendments to the Bill)
24/11/2020
Explanatory Notes
Bill 218 EN 2019-21 (Lords Amendments to the Bill)
17/11/2020
Report stage (Lords)
17/11/2020
Bill
HL Bill 153 (as amended on Report)
12/11/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 132-R-I Marshalled list for Report
12/11/2020
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Greenhalgh to Lord Kennedy of Southwark regarding the Fire Safety Bill: amendments tabled at committee stage
11/11/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 132-R(b) Amendments for Report
11/11/2020
Amendment papers
HL Bill 132-R Running list of amendments (PDF)
10/11/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 132-R(a) Amendments for Report
29/10/2020
Committee stage (Lords)
26/10/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 132-I Marshalled list for Committee
23/10/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 132(c) Amendments for Committee
23/10/2020
Will write letters
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.
23/10/2020
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Greenhalgh to Lord Storey and Lord Tope regarding a question raised at the Fire Safety Bill second reading debate: electrical safety
23/10/2020
Will write letters
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
23/10/2020
Will write letters
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
23/10/2020
Will write letters
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
23/10/2020
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Greenhalgh to Baroness Eaton regarding questions raised at the Fire Safety Bill second reading debate: the Building Safety Bill, etc.
23/10/2020
Will write letters
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
23/10/2020
Will write letters
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
23/10/2020
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Greenhalgh to Baroness Sanderson regarding question raised at the Fire Safety Bill second reading debate: commencement of the Bill
16/10/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 132(b) Amendments for Committee
16/10/2020
Amendment papers
HL Bill 132 Running list of amendments (PDF)
15/10/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 132(a) Amendments for Committee
01/10/2020
2nd reading (Lords)
30/09/2020
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Fire Safety Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
15/09/2020
Library Notes
Fire Safety Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
08/09/2020
1st reading (Lords)
08/09/2020
Bill
HL Bill 132 (as introduced)
08/09/2020
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 132 Explanatory Notes
08/09/2020
Bill proceedings: Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 7 September 2020
08/09/2020
Relevant documents
Fire Safety - Government consultation
08/09/2020
Impact Assessments
Fire Safety consultation Impact Assessment from the Home Office
07/09/2020
3rd reading (Commons)
07/09/2020
Report stage (Commons)
07/09/2020
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 7 September 2020
07/09/2020
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 7 September 2020 - large font accessible version
07/09/2020
Selection of amendments: Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments (PDF)
07/09/2020
Selection of amendments: Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments
04/09/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 3 September 2020
03/09/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 2 September 2020
22/07/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 21 July 2020
30/06/2020
Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sitting so far (Commons)
30/06/2020
Committee Debate: 2nd sitting (Commons)
29/06/2020
Committee Debate: 1st sitting (Commons)
26/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Fire Brigades Union (FSB01)
26/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Institution of Engineering and Technology ('IET') (FSB02)
26/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Fire Sector Federation (FSB03)
26/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) (FSB04)
26/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: British Property Federation (FSB05)
26/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (FSB06)
26/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: National Housing Federation (FSB07)
26/06/2020
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 26 June 2020 at Public Bill Committee stage
25/06/2020
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 25 June 2020
24/06/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 23 June 2020
23/06/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 22 June 2020
23/06/2020
Selection of amendments: Commons
Provisional selection and grouping of Amendments
22/06/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 19 June 2020
17/05/2020
Press notices
Have your say (PDF)
17/05/2020
Press notices
Have your say
07/05/2020
Impact Assessments
Impact Assessment from the Home Office
29/04/2020
2nd reading (Commons)
29/04/2020
Money resolution
21/04/2020
English votes for English laws
Speaker's Signed Certificate
19/03/2020
1st reading (Commons)
19/03/2020
Bill
Bill 121 2019-21, as introduced
19/03/2020
Bill
Bill 121 2019-21 - large font accessible version
19/03/2020
Explanatory Notes
Bill 121 2019-21-EN - large font accessible version
19/03/2020
Explanatory Notes
Bill 121-EN 2019-21