Building Safety – Government Minister questioned by Levelling Up Committee
16 March 2023
On Monday afternoon, the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee will question Lee Rowley MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Local Government and Building Safety), on perceived gaps in the Building Safety Act 2022.
- Watch live on parliamentlive.tv
- Inquiry: Building Safety Remediation and Funding: Follow up
- Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee
Purpose of the session
The cross-party group of MPs will also explore questions over the funding of building safety works and ongoing issues relating to building safety and remediation, including the liability of the supply chain, the Developers’ Contract, and the funding pilot for buildings 11-18m in height.
The Committee is also expected to ask questions relating to the Responsible Actors Scheme and the Recovery Strategy Unit. It will also ask what assurances can be given to social housing providers, local authorities, and crucially to leaseholders.
The Committee has also published today a summary note of issues raised in a recent Committee event by a range of stakeholders including builders, chartered surveyors, developers, freeholders, insurers, landlords, leaseholders, managing agents, local government, product manufacturers, and social housing providers.
Also published today is a written evidence submission from the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) and a joint submission from End Our Cladding Scandal and the UK Cladding Action Group. These submissions raise concerns about issues including the Developers’ Contract, the Building Safety Fund, increases in insurance premiums, and the differentiation between “qualifying” and “non-qualifying” leaseholders.
Wednesday 20 March, Committee Room 6
- Lee Rowley MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Local Government and Building Safety), Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
- Richard Goodman, Director General, Building Safety, Grenfell and Net Zero, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
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