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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:54 pm on 3rd July 2017.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 4:54 pm, 3rd July 2017

There is no backlog. We can only process the tests as soon as the samples come in. When they do come in, they are processed within hours and the landlord is informed along with the local fire and rescue service. I can update the House on numbers. Before we received the information back from the local authorities and housing associations, the original estimate was that they could own up to 600 similarly clad buildings. We now think that figure is around 530.