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Andrew Dismore: How many Londoners are living in buildings with Grenfell-style aluminium composite material cladding that still needs remediating?
Andrew Dismore: Thank you for that. If the rate of remediation over the last six months continues, from figures published today it will take five years just for the social housing to be completed and nine years for the private sector tall buildings to be made safe. What else could be done to speed this up? As you mentioned, what will be the consequences when testing confirms other types of cladding or...
Andrew Dismore: The Government is refusing to provide detailed figures about buildings with cladding on the grounds that they claim that what they perceive as a ‘safety risk’ is not a real safety risk that people may unknowingly be living in unsafe homes Should residents in potentially dangerous homes know about the risks rather than being kept in the dark by a Conservative Government that has dragged...
Andrew Dismore: The GLA now states that it cannot provide me with updates on the cladding remediation fund, which is administered by City Hall on behalf of the Government, because of a memorandum of understanding between the GLA and MHCLG. This means we cannot know which building owners are in receipt of public money and how much is being paid out. Do you think this is Government secrecy being obstructive,...
Andrew Dismore: Thank you.
Andrew Dismore: Has enough been done to make sure a fire like that at Grenfell Tower could not happen again?
Andrew Dismore: Thank you for your reply. While the LFB has faced criticism over Grenfell, it was not responsible for the fire in the first place. That was down to those responsible for the maintenance and refurbishment of the building, the building owners. Earlier this year [The Rt Hon] James Brokenshire [MP], the former Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, said that all social...
Andrew Dismore: Thanks for that. Given the critical findings of the Grenfell phase 1 report and the HMICFRS report earlier this week, are you satisfied that the LFB is now getting on top of the action needed to address the recommendations?
Andrew Dismore: Thank you for that. Can I say, as Chair of the Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee, that we unanimously endorsed Andy Roe’s appointment the other day? Obviously I share your views and comments about London firefighters.
Andrew Dismore: What are the likely implications for London of the outcome of the General Election?
Andrew Dismore: Thank you for that answer. Whilst other parts of the country voted for the Conservatives, this was not the case in London, which remains a Remain and Labour-voting city. Why do you think Londoners overwhelmingly reject the former Mayor of London’s Conservative Party manifesto?
Andrew Dismore: One of the key problems facing London is the question of immigration under the present Government. If it were to implement its threat to introduce an immigration system similar to Australia, what do you think would be the impact on life in London and on London’s economy?
Andrew Dismore: Thank you.
Andrew Dismore: Further to your answer to Question No: 2019/19933, local hospitality businesses and residents report that the figures given are a woeful underestimate of the extent of crime perpetrated against visitors to London. What action will you take to ensure that visitors are not preyed upon, giving the capital a bad name and hitting such an important industry to London’s economy?
Andrew Dismore: HMICFRS has said that the London Fire Brigade “requires improvement”. How will you address the concerns raised by HMICFRS in its recent inspection of the Brigade?
Andrew Dismore: What are you doing to address the findings of HMICFRS that some staff in the London Fire Brigade report being bullied or harassed at work?
Andrew Dismore: How many buildings with ACM cladding have had enforcement notices issued to them by the London Fire Brigade?
Andrew Dismore: What discussions have you had with the Government regarding the Fire Safety Bill outlined in the December 2019 Queen’s speech?
Andrew Dismore: The Mayer review recommended that no further reduction to the London Fire Brigade’s funding be made, following the previous Mayor’s cuts programme. Do you still hold by this recommendation?
Andrew Dismore: Following the concerning HMICFRS report into the London Fire Brigade, how will you monitor the progress of the Brigade in making the improvements requested, and when will such a system be in place?