Raab quizzed on cladding by HCLG committee

Housing minister faces questions over the government’s response to the Hackitt review.

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Dominic Raab is up before the HCLG committee next week to be quizzed on the government’s response to the Hackitt review.

Raab can also expect questions on the consultation over banning combustible cladding on high-rise buildings and fire safety testing regimes according to an advance copy of the committee’s agenda.

The session, on Monday (July 2) has Raab following a panel representing building owners and insurer.

Yesterday (June 27), the committee heard from construction industry representatives, fire safety experts and product testers to outline concern that buildings may still be unsafe even after combustible material has been removed.

The Committee is examining the immediate and longer-term changes needed to improve the safety of residential tower blocks, and how improvements can be applied more widely in the construction industry.

Monday’s witness schedule from 4pm in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, is:

Panel 1 – Building owners and insurers

  • Mark Norris, Principal Policy Adviser, Local Government Association
  • John Stewart, Policy Manager, Residential Landlords Association
  • Huw Evans, Director General, Association of British Insurers 

Panel 2 – Housing Minister

  • Dominic Raab MP

 

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