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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons on 20th February 2019.

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Photo of Matthew Pennycook Matthew Pennycook Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

Hundreds of leaseholders in my constituency, and many thousands more across the country, are still living in privately owned buildings covered in dangerous Grenfell-style cladding, and they have no idea whether they will have to pay the full cost of the remedial works and interim fire safety measures. I am sure that the Prime Minister will tell me that she expects building owners not to pass on those costs and that nothing is ruled out, but my constituents want to know when the Government will act to make private owners pay, rather than just continuing to ask them nicely.