To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the oral evidence of the Minister of State to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee on 18 May 2020 on Cladding: progress on remediation, what the source is for the number of high-risk buildings over 18 metres with flammable non-ACM cladding referred to by the Minister in his answer to Question 22.
15 June 2020
The Department estimates there to be 1,700 residential buildings over 18 metres in height with potentially unsafe non-ACM cladding. This is a working estimate produced by MHCLG officials to help with development of the Building Safety Fund. The estimate is continuously under review as we receive further information from building owners and local authorities and housing associations as part of the ongoing data collection exercise to gather information on the external wall systems of high-rise residential buildings . A refined estimate is due to be published in due course which will give further breakdowns such as tenure as appropriate and will be informed by the data we will gather from building owners following opening of registration for the Building Safety Fund on 1 June 2020.