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The Prime Minister Was Asked--: Engagements (28 Jun 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...look anything like that target will be achieved. I hope she understands the fear that so many people have living in tower blocks at the present time all around the country. In 2014, the all-party fire and safety group wrote to the Department for Communities and Local Government, warning: “Today’s buildings have a much higher content of readily available combustible...

The Prime Minister Was Asked--: Engagements (28 Jun 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...within 48 hours, and I am not sure she has actually done that with her statement today. As of yesterday—the Prime Minister has just confirmed this—120 high rise blocks across Britain have had fire safety tests and failed them. What timetable has the Prime Minister set for such tests to be completed, including on schools and hospitals, in every part of the country? What plans...

The Prime Minister Was Asked--: Engagements (28 Jun 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: .... Building regulations have not been overhauled and local authorities, while asked to act on them, have had their budgets cut by 40% during the same period. Under the Prime Minister’s predecessor, fire safety audits and inspections were cut by a quarter and fire authority budgets were cut by a quarter. Can the Prime Minister give an assurance to the House that the further 20% cuts to...

The Prime Minister Was Asked--: Engagements (28 Jun 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...authority budgets by 40%, we all pay a price in public safety. Fewer inspectors—fewer building control inspectors and fewer planning inspectors—and we all pay a price. Moreover, those cuts in the fire service have meant that there are 11,000 fewer firefighters, and the public sector pay cap is hitting recruitment and retention throughout the public sector. What the tragedy of...

Grenfell Tower (22 Jun 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...are dead. It is both a tragedy and an outrage, because every single one of those deaths could and should have been avoided. The Grenfell Tower residents themselves had raised concerns about the lack of fire safety in the block. The Grenfell Action Group had warned: “It is a truly terrifying thought but the Grenfell Action Group firmly believe that only a catastrophic event will...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...Session we commemorate the Members we have lost in the previous year. Sadly, this year must also mark the passing of those we have lost in horrific events in recent days and weeks. The fire at Grenfell Tower in west London has killed at least 79 people. What makes it both a tragedy and an outrage is that every single one of those deaths could have been avoided. Something has gone...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...on whether she can still expect the United States’ Head of State to visit any time this year, or any time in the future? It is just a question. As I said earlier, public service workers, such as fire service, police and NHS staff, receive huge praise when they respond to terrorist attacks and other major incidents, but it is not good enough to be grateful to our public service...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...-sighted. I thank him very much. The changes would only have moved funding between rural and urban forces, when the real issue is the £2.3 billion cut to police budgets in the past five years. Our firefighters did an outstanding job at the Grenfell Tower fire, but they worked incredibly long shifts, in part because there are 600 fewer firefighters and 10 fewer fire stations in...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...blocks. I do not suppose that many Members of this House live in tower blocks, but just think for a moment of the sense of fear that so many people would have had when they saw the Lakanal House fire—people living on the 15th, 16th or 17th floor, knowing that there is no fire ladder that can reach them and no helicopter that can land. They are reliant on being able to get out or the...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...as a result. We need properly funded, good-quality public services in this country. The Prime Minister says that legal support will be made available to the families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, but they should have had access to legal aid beforehand. When they were raising their desperate concerns about fire safety, they were ignored by a Conservative-controlled local authority....

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (18 May 2016)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...emergency departments. When they saddle young people with more debt, it impedes their ability to buy a home or start a family. When they fail to build housing and cap housing benefit, homelessness and the number of families in temporary accommodation increase. When they slash local authorities’ budgets, leisure centres, libraries and children’s centres close. When they close...

amendment of the law (16 Mar 2016)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...because of his Government’s neglect of river basin management and the flood defences that are so necessary. Obviously, we welcome any money that is now going into flood defences, but I hope that that money will also be accompanied by a reversal of the cuts in the fire service that make it so difficult for our brilliant firefighters to protect people in their homes, and a reversal of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Jan 2016)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...that looks at everything, including upland management, making people’s homes more flood resilient, and more properly funded protection schemes? Does the Prime Minister at least agree that the fire and rescue service, which has done such a great job over the past few weeks in all parts of this country, should now be given a statutory duty to deal with floods, to help us through any...

Delegated Legislation: New Clause 1 — TfL assets for development (disclosure) (16 Mar 2015)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...in the earlier debate on new clause 1. Increasing use of the tube means increased trains, increased sidings and increased maintenance depots. If all the infrastructure facilities are sold off in a fire sale of public assets to bolster the income of Transport for London, Londoners will be short-changed and we will have greater transport chaos, not less.

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Backbench Business — US-UK Mutual Defence Agreement (6 Nov 2014)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...before 1958. Whether it was after that, I doubt, and it certainly was not the case at all after Polaris came in during the 1960s. That was a US import, as is the current technology. Could Britain fire off a nuclear weapon independently of the United States? No, I do not believe that it could. I believe that it would require the active participation of the US military and US Administration...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — [Unallotted day] — The UK’s Relationship with Africa (19 Jun 2014)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...DRC. Although an agreement was reached recently on a peace and reconciliation process, that has to be monitored carefully. Only a week ago, on 11 and 12 June, there was fighting between Rwandan and Congolese forces in which there was an exchange of fire.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (17 Jun 2014)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...been huge changes and improvements in the DRC and I commend him for his work on violence against women and rape as a weapon of war, but is he not concerned that last week there was an exchange of fire between Rwandan forces and the DRC, and that Rwanda still appears to have some military ambitions in that region? Will he put pressure on it to desist?

Estimates 2013-14 — Ministry of Defence: Department for Communities and Local Government — Private Rented Sector (4 Mar 2014)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...professionals who want to live in an inner-city area of London but can no longer afford to do so. There is a knock-on effect on the London labour market. I have been to the Royal Mail sorting offices in my constituency, the local hospital—on many occasions—the fire station, the police station, social services, the council departments and other places, and have asked people...

Bangladesh (16 Jan 2014)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...trade unions from this country and Bangladesh about the abominable working conditions and safety of buildings, to which the hon. Lady rightly drew our attention, and the loss of life as a result of fire. We must bear all that in mind. Before I conclude, let me turn to the violence that has been committed against human rights activists and religious and ethnic minorities, and to the numbers...

Christmas Adjournment (19 Dec 2013)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...area relates to points raised by the hon. Member for Harrow East about the condition and maintenance of private sector properties. Yesterday, I met an interesting gentleman from the Electrical Safety Council, who told me his concerns—they were held by the fire service and many others, too—about the lack of regular electrical checks in the private rented sector. It can often be...


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