Wednesday 28 March 2018 / 12:10 PM Housing / John Healey

At current rate of progress it will take 15 years for housing blocks with dangerous cladding to be replaced – Healey

John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, commenting on Labour analysis of new data showing that at the current rate of progress it will take 15 years for the more than 300 housing blocks with dangerous cladding to be replaced, said:

“It is shameful that only seven tower blocks with dangerous cladding have had it replaced, more than nine months after the Grenfell Tower fire.

“At the current rate of progress, it will take 15 years for the more than 300 housing blocks with dangerous cladding to have it removed and replaced. Ministers don’t even know how many privately-owned tower blocks have yet to complete this work.

“This is a dereliction of Government’s duty to act. It’s simply not good enough for Ministers to pass the buck while residents live in unsafe homes.

“The Government must now act to help fund essential fire safety work in tower blocks with dangerous cladding.”