My thoughts are with all those who have been affected by the fire at the Relay/Houblon Building on Whitechapel High street in my constituency, in particular those who have needed medical assistance. I am extremely grateful to the firefighters and all the emergency services personnel who have responded to the fire.
I am deeply concerned that Tower Hamlets has experienced yet another fire. Despite constant warnings to government of the need to deal with fire safety concerns, there remain major gaps that are yet to be addressed. We need a greater sense of urgency from the national government, working with housing providers, to ensure every building in our borough is safe from fire risks and hazards.
If you are a resident who requires assistance from me following the fire, please contact my office on [email protected] or on 02072197200.