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Buildings: Safety

Treasury written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Sarah Jones Sarah Jones Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (Housing)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his oral statement of 4 September 2019 entitled, Spending Round 2019, what proportion of the £24 million additional funding for the Building Safety Programme to support the new building safety regime will be provided to (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations to support the data collection exercise on external wall systems in high rise buildings.

Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The Spending Round confirmed that the Government will provide £24m of additional funding for the Building Safety Programme in 2020/21 to help prevent a tragedy like Grenfell happening again. Further to this, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government confirmed that an additional £4m of funding will be made available in 2019/20 to support LAs in the data collection exercise on external wall systems in high rise buildings.

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