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Topical Questions

Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons on 22nd July 2019.

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Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

I thank the hon. Gentleman for flagging this up in the way he has. I took the step to introduce the ban on combustible materials on the surface of walls of high-rise residential buildings and others. We keep this under review. The Department for Education takes the lead on some of these standards, but I will certainly impress upon it the issues he raises, because safety and security are paramount.