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Buildings: Insulation

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 48602, tabled on 18 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made on providing interim support to cover Waking Watch schemes in buildings with dangerous cladding.

Answered on

2 June 2020

Interim measures such as waking watch should only ever be short term and are not a substitute for remediation. Lord Greenhalgh, the Minister with responsibility for building safety, is investigating what can be done to reduce the cost of waking watch, and to ensure that waking watches, where they are required, can continue during the current Covid-19 restrictions.

We continue to take action to support remediation, including significant funding of £1 billion for non-ACM cladding remediation, on top of the existing £600 million for ACM remediation, so that work to make buildings safe can continue as quickly as possible.

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