Post Grenfell horror, United Kingdom govt ordered 'major national investigation' use of cladding

Workers remove cladding from Whitebeam Court, in Pendleton, Manchester, Monday June 26, 2017.

"We are looking at every criminal offense from manslaughter onwards, we are looking at every health and safety and fire safety offence and we are reviewing every company at the moment involved in the building and refurbishment of Grenfell Tower", Metropolitan Police Detective Supt.

Mr James said: 'We have undertaken an inspection of the 11 high-rise buildings in Jersey [owned by Andium] and we can confirm that Andium Homes has not used the cladding or insulation systems installed at Grenfell Tower, or any similar cladding made of aluminium-composite material that is now subject to testing by the Building Research Establishment in the UK.

Insulation and cladding taken from Grenfell Tower failed preliminary safety tests last week.

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Cork County Council has confirmed that a similar aluminium composite material panel to that used at Grenfell Tower in London has been used to a limited extent within the County Hall building.

Arconic is discontinuing global sales of Reynobond PE for use in high-rise applications, a company spokesman said.

In all, 72 people are believed to be affected. "We will continue to fully support the authorities as they investigate this".

LONDON (CNN) - Fears over fire safety have spread across the United Kingdom since a deadly blaze engulfed Grenfell Tower in west London earlier this month.

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Mr Javid said the fact that Camden Council did not begin evacuating the Chalcots Estate until two days after cladding failed combustibility tests as an illustration that it "is not the whole story". "I am concerned about the speed at which samples are being submitted".

Arconic, the USA supplier of the cladding used in a recent refurbishment of the tower, announced Monday that it was stopping sales of the material for high-rise buildings.

WA Housing minister Peter Tinley told parliament on Tuesday that the cladding on the four-storey Leederville building contained combustible material that was not compliant with the Australian building code.

Meanwhile, Britain's government says it is donating 1 million pounds ($1.27 million) to the charitable response to the fatal fire.

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