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24Sep92 UK: LEGAL LOOPHOLE PROMPTS CARRICK DISTRICT COUNCIL TO WITHDRAW FIRE REGULATION CHARGE AGAINST MABEY DEVELOPMENTS.

A builder seems to have found a loophole in the building regulations after claiming Crown Immunity from prosecution because it was working on a job centre.Mabey Developments (South West) of Plymouth was charged before magistrates in Truro, Cornwall, this week with contravening requirements in the regulations on fire escapes and internal fire spread.Carrick District Council withdrew the charges after the firm claimed Crown Immunity because the building ha been leased to the Government ...

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