Grenfell Tower - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:51 pm on 11th June 2018.

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Photo of Lord Scriven Lord Scriven Liberal Democrat 6:51 pm, 11th June 2018

My Lords, I am sure that the Minister will agree that preserving life and saving life is just as important whether you live in Southampton, Sheffield or Sunderland. If so, then why are the Government not committing to making the retrofitting of sprinklers mandatory in tower blocks and finding the funding for that nationally, as advocated and recommended by the Royal Institute of British Architects expert fire safety group, set up after the Grenfell fire?