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More time for regulations

02 March 2006

Can I add a note to John Davies's article on the new fire and safety regulations (Caterer, 23 February, page 48)?

Although the original date for their introduction was 1 April 2006, in January Whitehall (for England and Wales) and the Scottish Executive postponed implementation to later this year (possibly 1 October). As a result, hoteliers have more time than was indicated to prepare.

Martin Couchman
Deputy chief executive, British Hospitality Association

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