Following the Government's announcement that they will provide £200m to replace ACM cladding, Rushanara Ali MP said:
"After Grenfell, the Government said it would make all high-rise flats safe. But two years later, there are thousands of people, including here in East London, living in flats with flammable cladding on their building.
During my adjournment debate, I pressed Ministers for an action plan and called for immediate repairs, so residents are able to sleep at night. You can view my speech here.
Following pressure from campaigners and parliamentarians, the Government has finally allocated £200 million to remove dangerous ACM cladding from social housing and private tower blocks.
This is a step in the right direction, however, this funding does not go far enough. It only funds the removal of ACM cladding, meaning that the 1,700 high-rise or high-risk buildings with other forms of dangerous cladding are not protected. View my question to the Minister here.
We must make sure every building is safe, and that this country never has to endure a tragedy like the Grenfell disaster. This Government needs to step up and legislate, to provide support to those not protected by the new funding."