Fire Safety Scandal: Government should face inquiry

Liberal Democrats are calling for an inquiry into the Government’s response to the fire safety scandal.

In a powerful speech to the House of Commons, Daisy Cooper MP, who first introduced the principle that leaseholders should be protected from the extortionate costs of fire safety remediation, said: “Millions of leaseholders, who are already facing financial ruin through no fault of their own, live with the terror of this Bill passing into law because if it does they will be landed with even more extortionate bills – perhaps within a matter of days.

Daisy Cooper MP

“The Government’s intransigence – its outright refusal to budge – is making the situation so much worse to the point where I believe that we now need an inquiry into the government’s response to the fire safety scandal.”

She concluded: “The cladding scandal and the fire safety scandal has been a protracted nightmare for leaseholders, and the Government’s failure to address the fire safety scandal properly is now a scandal in itself.”

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