All new Welsh homes to be fitted with fire sprinklers

“This is a law that will save lives,” said Mrs Jones.

“Fire safety in homes has improved over the years but we cannot ignore the fact that 80 per cent of deaths and injuries from fire in Wales still occur in the home.

“I believe, and the evidence backs this up, that sprinkler systems in homes will make a difference in this area.”

The measure will go before Privy Council on April 7 for final approval.

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