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Leaseholders and Cladding

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:30 pm on 12th February 2020.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Chair, Committee on Exiting the European Union 2:30 pm, 12th February 2020

The hon. Gentleman, who has great expertise in this matter, is correct. I will come to what the Government have said about the responsibility of freeholders, but I think the point we are all making is that this is not the fault of the leaseholders, who never expected when they bought that first dream home that this burden might fall upon them.