Coleman: "Nothing in my briefing notes has ever come from them that they have any concerns."

Earlier, we reported engineering, fire and earthquake experts - as well as American building officials - have also expressed concern about the government's controversial initiative to allow taller wood-frame buildings. But what about the insurance industry? Have they raised any concerns? Asked about the matter yesterday, Housing and Social Development Minister Rich Coleman had this to say.

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That's just plain scary!

Isn't that how the great fire of London decimated the city?

One industry's need to sell wood is potentially going to put people's homes and lives at risk. Children may live in those buildings. (Not my child, of course). But clearly that's an issue for a different Ministry, right?

Actually I was talking about the video...

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