Fire Services: Overnight Cover

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons on 10th June 2019.

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Photo of Diane Abbott Diane Abbott Shadow Home Secretary

We are approaching the third anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, which, as Members will know, happened overnight. The Grenfell residents had complained about their treatment by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and had specifically highlighted the fire risks, but they were ignored. What steps have the Government taken to ensure that similar warnings from those who know most—the residents themselves—are heeded and acted on?