Grenfell Tower

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

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Photo of Jess Phillips Jess Phillips Labour, Birmingham, Yardley 4:54 pm, 3rd July 2017

Based on the intelligence of survivors, it appears that a number of the flats were severely overcrowded. We have to assume that those flats were being sub-let illegally and inhabited by people with unstable immigration status, and possibly even those who had been trafficked, as that has been identified as a problem in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea. What are Ministers doing to ensure that private landlords, legal or otherwise, are properly declaring vulnerable people who were in the building on the night of the fire, and not potentially profiteering from any properties or finances being offered to survivors?