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Leaseholders and Cladding

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:46 pm on 12th February 2020.

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Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government) 3:46 pm, 12th February 2020

It is a real pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I thank Hilary Benn for bringing this issue to Westminster Hall, and all the Members who have attended. This debate has shown MPs at their very best, bringing issues, cases, concerns and dilemmas to the Chamber and expressing what needs to be said here on behalf of their constituents. Members on both sides of the House want to be here to voice those concerns.

We all know that this issue causes much stress and anguish to residents. How do we support everybody? People can appreciate that issues are evolving as time goes on. We also understand that it is not the fault of the leaseholders who bought their homes that things have happened. We all understand that anybody could be one of those leaseholders; this is happening to so many. I praise what MPs are doing today in bringing this issue forward.