Housing Committee Chair: Fire testing 'less rigorous'

Chair of the Housing Committee of the London Assembly, Sian Berry, has said fire risk assessment in tower blocks is "less rigorous" due to responsibility shifting from the fire brigade to the owner.

"It used to be the case that the fire brigade would go in, inspect, make very prescriptive requirements on the building owners before they would get a safety certificate. Now it's not like that...it is less rigorous," she told the Today programme.