Grenfell fire: Theresa May pledges £400m to replace dangerous cladding

The announcement came an hour before Labour's debate saying promises for money "had not been honoured".

By Aubrey Allegretti, Political reporter

Theresa May has pledged £400m to remove and replace dangerous cladding from tower blocks - 11 months after the Grenfell disaster.

The prime minister sought to dodge an embarrassing defeat in the Commons on Wednesday by revealing the money would be given to councils to carry out the work.

Her spokesman said it would take two years.

The Grenfell Tower blaze on 14 June killed 71 people.

Mrs May told MPs at Prime Minister's...
source: The Sky News

2018-05-16 17:08
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