Part of Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 pm on 14th October 2020.

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) 12:00 pm, 14th October 2020

My constituent, Luke Thomas, has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. He urgently needs to move closer to his family for support. Luke has a shared ownership flat in a low-rise building with wooden cladding, but he cannot sell it because mortgage lenders require an EWS1 certificate and Luke’s building does not have one. Estimates suggest that it could take 10 years to certify every building affected, but Luke and hundreds of thousands of people like him cannot wait that long. When will the Prime Minister end this scandal?