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Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:59 pm on 30th October 2019.

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Photo of Clive Betts Clive Betts Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee 1:59 pm, 30th October 2019

My right hon. Friend is right that one of the real problems with the inspection regime is the way that responsibility was taken away from local authority building control officers, who acted independently. Very often developers can now appoint their own friends to sign off the buildings. Is that not something that Dame Judith Hackitt identified as a real problem that needs addressing? We need urgent action now, rather than to wait for legislation in two years’ time.