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Housing: Insulation

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 99110, tabled on 5 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to ensure combustible and flammable cladding has been removed from residential buildings across the UK.

Answered on

12 October 2020

In England, the Government is providing £1.6 billion to speed up the removal of unsafe cladding and make homes safer, more quickly. We have also appointed construction experts who are reviewing remediation timescales and identifying what can be done to increase pace, along with providing direct expert support to projects.

Where building owners have failed to act, despite government support, the Government has supported enforcement action by Fire and Rescue Services and local authorities. We are also holding case conferences to discuss specific buildings of greatest concern with the relevant local authorities to agree action plans.

Housing and building safety are devolved matters, and the progress of remediation in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a matter for their respective devolved administrations.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government