High Rise Flats: Insulation

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 19th April 2018.

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Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what (a) procedures and (b) funding his Department has in place to provide alternative accommodation to leaseholders in a tower block in the event that that tower block is evacuated as a consequence of unsafe aluminium composite material cladding.

Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what (a) procedures and (b) funding his Department has in place to provide alternative accommodation to social housing tenants in a tower block in the event that that tower block is evacuated as a consequence of unsafe aluminium composite material cladding.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The decision to evacuate a building due to fire safety concerns is a serious matter and should be considered in light of the risks for each specific building. Where this decision is taken, the local housing authority is responsible for ensuring any necessary procedures are in place, including for the provision of alternative accommodation.

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