Grenfell Tower: Fires

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 27th April 2018.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timescale is for all the people who survived the Grenfell Tower fire to have moved into permanent new housing.

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

Holding answer received on 26 April 2018

The latest figures from the Council show that, as of 23 April, 196 of the 211 households that lived in Grenfell Tower or Grenfell Walk have accepted offers of temporary or permanent accommodation.

As the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government said in his statement to the House on 22 March, Official Report Column 411, progress on rehousing has not been made as quickly as it should have been.

There are many reasons for this. It has taken time to buy, exchange and complete on a range of homes that suit various needs and to ensure they are furnished and safe to move into, including making the necessary refurbishments and repairs where required.

We expect all households to be given whatever support they require to be rehoused as quickly as possible.

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