Buildings: 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, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of using compulsory purchase orders on freeholders who refuse to engage in the removal of combustible cladding.

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

The Government’s focus has been to ensure that remediation of unsafe cladding happens as quickly as possible. We engage with local enforcement authorities, including local authorities and fire and rescue services, on the routes they assess would be most effective to ensure resident safety and support them to take action where remediation is yet to start on site. While we would not rule out any option, to date we have focussed on funding, provision of construction support and enforcement powers to increase the pace of remediation.

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