Urgent Question on Grenfell Tower: 19 October 2017

19 October 2017

Shadow Housing Secretary, John Healey, asked an Urgent Question on action taken by the Government following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, updated the House on the support being provided for those affected by the fire and on ensuring safety in tall residential buildings.

John Healy pressed the Minister on the number of affected families still waiting to be rehoused and on Government funds for fire safety work.

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