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Buildings: Insulation

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 180559, tabled on 13 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will set out a deadline by which all unsafe cladding in all buildings must be replaced.

Answered on

21 April 2021

The Government acknowledges that remediation of unsafe cladding is complex, and must be done properly so that it makes buildings and residents safe. However, we still expect remedial works to progress at pace and for building owners to take their responsibilities for making their buildings safe seriously. It is our expectation that building owners will have completed ACM remedial works on all high-rise residential buildings by the end of 2021. The Government has announced new measures that will protect leaseholders who have been affected by unsafe cladding, including a further £3.5 billion for remediation of unsafe cladding on buildings of 18m and above. With the £1.6 billion we had already committed, this now represents an unprecedented over £5 billion investment in building safety through which the Government will fund the cost of replacing unsafe cladding for leaseholders in residential buildings of 18 metres and over in England.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government