Grenfell report to call for wholesale fire safety changes

Grenfell report to call for wholesale fire safety changes

Grenfell report to call for wholesale fire safety changes

Reacting to the report, Mr Lammy said: "It is unthinkable and unacceptable that so many people can die in a disaster like Grenfell and one year on flammable cladding has not been banned".

Well being and security professional Dame Judith Hackitt, who revealed her evaluate of constructing guidelines this morning, mentioned there was a "damaged system" however will not go so far as to completely ban harmful supplies.

GRENFELL survivors and campaigners are livid as key report into security after the hearth will not suggest harmful cladding be banned from buildings.

The review is expected to be released by the state government on Thursday.

She advised BBC Radio 4's At this time programme {that a} "wholesale tradition change" and a "a lot stronger regulatory regime" was wanted after the tragic fireplace. "A race to the bottom".

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"I simply fail to see how it is deemed appropriate for any combustible material to be used on any tower block in this country".

Wandsworth's cabinet member for housing Councillor Kim Caddy, said: "This is excellent news and I am delighted that the Government has agreed to meet these costs".

"Why are we having to say this?"

Shahin Sadafi, chair of the Grenfell United survivors group, told Today it was "very disappointing" that the report appears not to include an outright ban on flammable cladding.

"It beggars belief that the government's building safety review gives the green light to combustible materials on high-rise blocks", said John Healey, Labour's housing policy chief.

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She also did not recommend a ban on so-called "desktop studies", assessments that can be used to approve cladding without physical fire safety tests taking place.

Lord Porter said the government should "act without delay" to introduce a temporary ban "until we have a regulatory and testing system which is fit for the 21st Century".

"She died, frankly, because the state failed her", he said. She said the problem was that people were cutting corners and ignoring the regulations. The organisation promotes insulation containing a foam known as polyisocyanurate (PIR), blamed for fuelling the fire at Grenfell.

Conservative backbencher Kwasi Kwarteng said the government will be judged on its response to the tragedy and warned that the Tory party was at risk of losing the good will of victims of the fire.

Her review is aimed at making sure similar events do not happen in the future.

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The causes of the Grenfell Tower fire are the subject of an inquiry which is due to start public hearings next week.

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