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High Rise Flats: Insulation

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 4776, tabled on 17 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the number of high-rise buildings with flammable cladding.

Answered on

22 January 2020

The Department publishes data on the number of high-rise residential and publicly owned buildings in England with ACM cladding systems unlikely to meet building regulations. The latest data is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/building-safety-programme-monthly-data-release-december-2019.

The Department has also commenced a data collection exercise which will enable us to build a picture of external wall systems in use on high rise residential buildings. The exercise will collect data on residential buildings 18 metres and over covering private and social buildings, student accommodation and hotels in England. We will publish appropriate summary information from the data collection in our monthly Building Safety Programme data release in due course.

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