The Grenfell Tower tragedy made many flat-dwellers feel understandably worried about their own safety. We now know that many blocks of flats have been clad with similar materials, or contain other materials which might be a fire risk. There need to be robust regulations in place, and housing providers need to take steps to ensure that the homes they are providing are safe.
There have been unacceptable delays along the way, which have led to a situation where temporary fire protection measures are still in place in many blocks, and leaseholders face the possibility of large bills whilst being unable to sell their homes.
I have been pressing Ministers over the past three years to take effective action to resolve this crisis – but the uncertainty still continues for many of my constituents who live in flats. I have recently written to the Secretary of State, setting out five issues on which he needs to take urgent action. You can see my letter here.