Committee question Malthouse and Hackitt on building regulations and fire safety

19 July 2019

Building regulations report

The session follows the publication of the Committee’s report into building regulations and fire safety, that criticised slow progress in removing dangerous cladding from buildings and reforming the regulatory regime.

Purpose of the session

It will provide an opportunity for the Housing Minister to respond to the findings of the report, and also provide an update on Government plans. This will include their assessment of the funding levels needed to ensure complete removal of dangerous cladding from existing buildings and expected timescales for the work.

The Committee will also examine the Government’s plans for developing and implementing a new building regulations regime, with initial proposals only being consulted on two years after the Grenfell fire.

Following repeated complaints by Grenfell residents of not being listened to, both in raising concerns before the fire and in getting support in the aftermath, the Committee will also question the session will also look at the development and implementation of measures to improve representation of residents.


Monday 22 July 2019, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 4.00 pm

•  Dame Judith Hackitt, Former Chair, Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

At 4.45 pm

•  Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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