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High Rise Flats: Insulation

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 271515, tabled on 1 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that high pressure laminate cladding and combustible insulation is removed from (a) privately owned and (b) social housing blocks in the event that the building owners do not remove that material.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

9 July 2019

The Department has not formally collected data on on non-Aluminuim Composite Material external wall systems on high rise residential buildings.

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