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Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:21 pm on 30th October 2019.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington 1:21 pm, 30th October 2019

I thank the Prime Minister for the tone and the reflective manner in which he is delivering his speech, but may I point out that this was not the first time that compartmentalisation had failed? In July 2009, Lakanal House, a multi-storey building, suffered a similar tragedy in which six people lost their lives and more than 20 were seriously injured. Subsequently, the coroner wrote to the then Minister, Eric Pickles, with a recommendation that the “stay put” policy be reviewed, but no action was taken.