Porritt: Government doesn’t grasp the scale of cladding crisis

Responding to Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick’s announcement on cladding funding, Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of London Luisa Porritt said:

“It’s staggering the Government still doesn’t grasp the scale and seriousness of the cladding crisis, years on from the Grenfell disaster.

“Today’s announcement is a betrayal of all those left unsupported by the Government’s narrow criteria. People living in unsafe buildings are being told that their buildings are not tall enough or don’t have the right kind of safety defects to receive support. This is simply not good enough.

“If a car manufacturer put a dodgy car onto the market, we would not expect the drivers to cover the costs of putting it right. The same must apply to people’s homes. Leaseholders must not pay for building safety defects that are not their fault.”