Tuesday 18 May 2021 / 7:26 PM Housing / Lucy Powell

Lucy Powell comments on the Government defeat of Labour’s amendment to the Queen’s Speech on building safety

Lucy Powell MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, commenting on the Government defeat of Labour’s amendment to the Queen’s Speech on building safety, said:

“Leaseholders and residents living in dangerous blocks will be bitterly disappointed.

“The building safety crisis has gone on too long. Nobody should pass the five-year anniversary of Grenfell still living in an unsafe home, but today the Government voted against a cast-iron deadline.

“The Government has its head in the sand. Their warm words just don’t meet the urgency of the crisis. We need much greater leadership to help those trapped in dangerous, unsellable homes, and protections for leaseholders and tenants worrying about the next bill to hit the doormat.”