High Rise Flats: Insulation

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 15th October 2020.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the £1 billion fund announced for the removal of dangerous cladding from high rise buildings, on 26 May 2020, whether the fund will cover the cost of removal for unsafe flammable materials other than Grenfell-type cladding.

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

Government has provided £600 million of financial support to remove Grenfell type unsafe Aluminium Composite Material cladding from high rise residential buildings. The £1 billion the Government is providing through the Building Safety Fund is in addition to that, aimed at removing other types of unsafe cladding from high rise residential buildings. More details on what materials are covered by the Building Safety Fund can be found in the Prospectus at: www.gov.uk/guidance/remediation-of-non-acm-buildings#prospectus---outlining-eligibility-for-the-fund.

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