Department for Communities and Local Government: Ministerial Policy Advisers

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 14th July 2017.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many policy advisers employed by his Department are experts in external wall systems, including cladding systems; and what that expertise is.

Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many of the policy advisers in his Department are experts in external wall insulation systems, including cladding systems; and what qualifications and experience inform their expertise.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

The Department employs staff with expertise in a range of technical building issues, including with expertise related to aspects of external wall insulation and cladding systems, and with specific fire safety expertise.

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