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Prevalence of high-pressure laminate cladding

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour

Following the Building Research Establishment test BS8414 which established that high pressure laminate cladding did not meet required safety standards and should be removed, how many buildings in London have been identified that will need to have this cladding removed?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The exposure of buildings in London to unsafe high pressure laminate cladding systems is unknown. In July 2019, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government started a data collection exercise of non-ACM external wall systems in partnership with London boroughs. I understand the target for completion of this exercise is spring 2020 though I will continue to press the Government to move much more quickly.