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Ban on flammable cladding considered after backlash over Grenfell probe

Ban on flammable cladding considered after backlash over Grenfell probe

It is separate to the judge-led inquiry into the Grenfell fire, which will start taking evidence on 21 May.

Mr Brokenshire revealed that, of the 210 households in need of a home, only 74 were in permanent accommodation.

"We have always been clear that unsafe cladding must be removed from tower blocks so that people are safe in their own homes. So we have made a decision to provide funding to ensure that housing associations and councils can carry out this vital work". As a result, some households will still be in emergency accommodation in June'.

Britain could ban the use of combustible materials on high-rise buildings in response to the Grenfell Tower fire that killed 71 people last June, the housing minister said on Thursday.

He said: 'There is no question that this has been too slow.

Shadow housing secretary John Healey called for action now.

"No-one wants to bring up children in a hotel room", he said.

But Labour MP and Grenfell campaigner David Lammy branded her report "a betrayal and a whitewash".

Unthinkable and unacceptable’ Tottenham MP David Lammy who lost a friend in the blaze PIC PA
Unthinkable and unacceptable’ Tottenham MP David Lammy who lost a friend in the blaze PIC PA

"Had she set about leaving earlier, she probably would be with us today".

But the government said Dame Judith was "an independent and authoritative voice".

"The suspicion today is that as the royal borough has got wealthier and wealthier, the political class, the people running the borough have really forgotten some of the less advantaged members of their community", he said.

Theresa May mentioned yesterday that ministers will fund the elimination and substitute of harmful cladding spherical on tower blocks throughout the nation - after months of councils crying out for further funding.

Another resident - who suffered from long-term health issues prior to the disaster - was rescued from the fire but died in hospital in January.

A subsequent operation identified hundreds of other buildings where cladding failed safety tests.

Engineer Judith Hackitt, who has led a review into building regulations and fire safety, has been under pressure from survivors of the fire and some professional bodies to call for a ban on the type of cladding that was used on Grenfell Tower. Do it. Seventy-two people died in Grenfell Tower.

The prime minister said that while councils and housing associations "must remove unsafe cladding quickly", the new scheme should not undermine other "important maintenance and fix work". It is understood the taskforce is preparing to assess an additional 12,000 privately owned buildings, including about 1,200 residential structures.

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