Flammable cladding

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/3267
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you support the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety's call for the forthcoming ban on flammable cladding to be applied to existing buildings, to projects currently underway, and to residential and non-residential buildings?

Answer

Flammable cladding

Flammable cladding

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes. In August I responded to the Government’s consultation, pointing out that the ban will be meaningless for the majority of Londoners unless steps are taken to force the removal of combustible materials from existing buildings. Furthermore, I support a ban which applies to all new buildings, regardless of height or use.