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Sprinklers in new-builds proposal to cut fire deaths


A 'Welsh law' to require builders to install sprinkler systems in all new homes in Wales has won the support of MPs after a request by an AM.

The Welsh Affairs Committee said the assembly should be given powers to require builders to install sprinklers.

It followed a request for the legislative competence order (LCO) from Vale of Clwyd AM, Ann Jones.

The move now opens the way for a draft order to be introduced in parliament, which is expected in the new year.

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