Last reviewed 21 January 2022

Parliament’s Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee has launched a new inquiry into building safety and issues relating to funding and remediation.

This will examine the announcements made by Secretary of State Michael Gove in his statement to the House of Commons on 10 January which can be found at hansard.parliament.uk (and see “Government tells developers to fix cladding crisis”).

The Committee welcomes written evidence submissions which should be received by Wednesday 16 February 2022. Details can be found at committees.parliament.uk.

Committee chairman, Clive Betts, said: “In our new inquiry, we want to examine the effectiveness and impact of the Government’s planned measures to make developers and industry pay. We also wish to scrutinise whether the Secretary of State’s approach goes far enough to finally fix this crisis and examine what the funding arrangement to be agreed with industry should look like.”

Terms of reference

In particular, the inquiry seeks answers to the following questions.

  • What is your assessment of the Government’s announcements on 10 January 2022 regarding building safety?

  • Do the announcements go far enough, and what, if anything, is missing?

  • What are the potential impacts of the announcements? In the case of negative impacts, how can they be addressed?

  • How might the announcements affect the wider objectives of the DLUHC, including the building of affordable housing?

  • What would you like to see in the funding arrangement to be agreed with industry?