Thursday 18 July 2019 / 12:01 AM Housing / John Healey

John Healey responds to select committee report on cladding

John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, responding to the Housing, Communities and Local Government select committee report on cladding published today (Thursday), said:

“This report is an official warning that the Conservatives have not done enough to prevent another Grenfell tragedy.

“For two years, government action has been too slow and too weak.

“Ministers must now step in and set a hard deadline to replace all dangerous cladding, toughen sanctions against block owners that won’t do the work and fund the retrofit of sprinklers in all high-risk social housing blocks.”