Thursday 17 December 2020 / 2:05 PM Housing / Mike Amesbury

Mike Amesbury responds to the Government’s Building Safety announcement

Mike Amesbury MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing and Planning Minister, responding to the Government’s Building Safety announcement, said:

“Having spent months insisting it will provide no support to leaseholders, the Government has finally u-turned under pressure from campaigners and Labour.

“The top priority must be ensuring people are safe in their homes. While funding for temporary fire alarms is welcome, it shows that the Government expects that many buildings won’t be made safe for some years.

“The only way to make people safe is to fix their homes. The Government must urgently get a grip of the number of dangerous buildings that are out there, and prioritise and accelerate the pace of remediation.”