Stroud MP votes against bid to implement Grenfell inquiry recommendations

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Stroud’s MP Siobhan Baillie voted against an amendment to the Fire Safety Bill last night that aimed to include recommendations made by the first phase of the Grenfell Tower inquiry.

The new clause to the Fire Safety Bill would have required flat owners and managers to share to local fire services the materials and design of external walls.

It would have also allowed them to make regular inspections, and made it obligatory for landlords to share evacuation and fire safety procedures with their residents.

The Government rejected the Labour proposal, which would have implemented these measures, by 188 votes to 318.

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick told the BBC this morning that the Government is committed to implementing all of the Grenfell inquiry’s recommendations.

He said that “It’s definitely going to happen” and the Government wanted to finish hearing the views of residents of social housing and the industry first.

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