High Rise Flats: Insulation

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 14th July 2020.

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Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood Labour, Birmingham, Ladywood

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the letter of 9 June 2020, reference 7195472, to the hon. Member for Birmingham Ladywood from the Building Safety Minister, whether the round table with insurance industry stakeholders in relation to high rise building insurance and cladding has taken place.

Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood Labour, Birmingham, Ladywood

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the letter of 9 June 2020, reference 7195472, to the hon. Member for Birmingham Ladywood from the Building Safety Minister, what steps her Department has taken since officials made contact with Brindley House leaseholders.

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

The Building Safety Minister has held three roundtables with representatives from the insurance industry. These have included discussions of the challenges in acquiring affordable buildings insurance for some high rise residential buildings. Government is continuing to work with industry to explore market solutions to this complex issue.

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