Thursday 17 May 2018 / 9:24 AM Housing / John Healey

It beggars belief that Hackitt Review gives green light to combustible materials on high-rise blocks – Healey

John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, responding to the Hackitt Review of Building regulations and Fire Safety, said:

“It beggars belief that the Government’s building safety review gives the green light to combustible materials on high-rise blocks.

“Whilst some steps are welcome, this is a missed opportunity to set new safety standards that ensure a disaster like the Grenfell Tower fire can never happen again.

“Ministers cannot simply accept this report. The recommendations are too weak to overhaul the current system or give the public full confidence that their homes are safe.”