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High Rise Flats: Safety

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 13th January 2020.

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Photo of Steve Reed Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Education) (Children and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2020 to Question 117, on High Rise Flats: Safety, whether any other mailboxes were set up by the Building Safety Programme to enable residents to report fire safety concerns in respect of the tower blocks in which they live.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Holding answer received on 13 January 2020

As noted in the answer to Parliamentary Question 117 on 7 January, following the Grenfell fire the Housing Checks mailbox was established to allow local authorities (LAs) and housing associations (HAs) to report their stock of buildings with unsafe Aluminium Composite Cladding. It was advertised on Gov.UK and we are aware that other organisations and bodies have sent mail to this inbox on housing safety issues. Residents that wish to email the department with concerns on building safety should do so through the online portal: https://forms.communities.gov.uk

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