Monday 16 April 2018 / 12:38 PM Housing / John Healey

Report on Grenfell exposes breakdown in our system of fire-safety checks and controls – John Healey

John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Housing, responding to a new report into the causes of the Grenfell Tower fire, said:

“The terrible fire at Grenfell Tower exposed a breakdown in our system of fire-safety checks and controls. It demands a national response from Government to make sure it never happens again.

“Ten months on, it is shameful that only seven other tower blocks with dangerous cladding have had it replaced. Ministers need to stop sitting on their hands, and act urgently to help fund essential fire safety work in tower blocks that they know are dangerous.”