Anne Main welcomes moves to ban combustible cladding on tower blocks and calls for ban to extend to bad work practices

21st May 2018

Anne Main welcomes the Government’s moves towards banning combustible cladding on high-rise buildings following the Grenfell Tower fire, but also calls for a ban on bad work practices to ensure all installations and retrofittings are of an acceptable standard.

If we are banning the cladding, which is absolutely right, are we also banning bad work practices to ensure that all installations and all retrofittings are of an acceptable standard, so that there is no compromise with regard to the new cladding put on?

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for her question, because it touches on some of the issues in the Hackitt review about a culture change—a culture shift—across the whole sector in terms of the standards that should be applied. That is why I am determined that we will pursue this rigorously and follow through on the recommendations that Dame Judith Hackitt has given.

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