Monday 5 July 2021 / 5:45 PM Housing / Lucy Powell

Lucy Powell responds to publication of Building Safety Bill

Lucy Powell MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, responding to the publication of the Building Safety Bill, said:

“Four years after the Grenfell tragedy, stronger building safety regulation is badly needed. Whilst this Bill makes important changes to regulation into the future, we needed urgent action and leadership to protect the hundreds of thousands of people already trapped, facing huge bills to fix historic failures.

“Rather than yet another betrayal of their promises to leaseholders, we need legal protections to ensure that millions of pounds of cladding remediation costs are not passed on to innocent homeowners and tenants.

“This is what the Government promised, and Labour will work cross-party to fight for protections to be included in the Building Safety Bill.”