Grenfell Recovery Taskforce

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:42 pm on 6th November 2017.

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Photo of Clive Efford Clive Efford Labour, Eltham 4:42 pm, 6th November 2017

I welcome the Secretary of State saying, “as long as I am in public life, I will do all I can to ensure that the failures of the past are not repeated”, but had we learned the lessons from the Lakanal fire, we would have done so before this tragedy happened. One of the recommendations is that where fire safety officers recommend it, sprinklers should be retrofitted. We have the Budget coming up in a couple of weeks’ time. Will the Secretary of State make representations to the Chancellor to make funds available to local authorities to fit sprinklers in tower blocks?