Three years on from Grenfell tragedy thousands are still stuck in buildings with unsafe cladding, new figures reveal

In response to the publication of new Government figures, which reveal that there are 197 buildings in London that still have Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding, three years after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Labour’s London Assembly Fire and Resilience Spokesperson, Andrew Dismore AM, said:

“It’s appalling that, three years on from the Grenfell fire, thousands of people are stuck in buildings with dangerous cladding because the Government can’t get their act together.

“The Government pledged last year that all ACM cladding would be removed by this month. The reality is that work has only started on a fraction of these buildings.

“There are also now more privately-owned high rises known to have ACM cladding than when the Government set the target. They’ve gone backwards on their goal.

“When it comes to the safety of Londoners, hollow assurances simply won’t cut it. The Justice4Grenfell campaign is absolutely right to call for the Government to set out a clearer timeframe for the removal of dangerous cladding and commit to full and binding accountability for meeting it”.