Wednesday 21 July 2021 / 9:30 PM Lucy Powell

Labour responds to Building Safety Bill Second reading debate

Lucy Powell MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, responding to the Building Safety Bill Second reading debate, said:


“The Housing Secretary showed his contempt for Parliament today, insulting Parliamentarians and, more importantly, leaseholders who are trapped in this waking nightmare.


“After previous announcements on EWS have utterly failed to help residents, the limited information available in today’s announcement means we cannot know whether this will make any difference to leaseholders whose homes are unsellable, uninsurable, and unmortgageable.


“Rather than last minute announcements, and disjointed and piecemeal solutions, the Government must protect leaseholders from costs and set up a Building Works Agency to get a grip of this crisis.“