Thangam Debbonaire – 2020 Comments on Grenfell and Cladding

Below is the text of the comments made by Thangam Debbonaire, the Shadow Secretary of State for Housing, on 13 June 2020.

Three years on from the Grenfell tragedy, it is a national disgrace that so many people are still living in the shadow of deadly flammable cladding.

Ministers have missed their own deadline for cladding removal and must now take the enforcement action they promised to make buildings safe.

Grenfell-style cladding is just the tip of an iceberg. At the current pace it could take decades to end the cladding scandal. This vital work must speed up. It is a matter of life and death.