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High Rise Flats: Insulation

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 22nd May 2020.

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Photo of Mike Amesbury Mike Amesbury Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has scheduled a meeting with representatives from the insurance industry on the high cost of insurance cover for residents of housing blocks with dangerous cladding.

Photo of Mike Amesbury Mike Amesbury Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to provide financial support to residents and leaseholders of buildings who face high insurance costs as a result of their building's dangerous cladding.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

On 13 and 21 May, the Minister for Building Safety held roundtables with representatives of the insurance industry. This was to address some of the insurance challenges impacting on residents of high-rise residential buildings. A number of options were discussed and are being considered further.

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