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Sun Jun 18, 2017, 08:07 AM

Grenfell Tower fire: cladding was banned on UK high-rises, says Hammond live updates

Source: The Guardian

The cladding used at Grenfell Tower was banned in the UK, chancellor Philip Hammond believes. He told the BBC’s Andrew Marr:

My understanding is that the cladding in question, this flammable cladding which is banned in Europe and the US, is also banned here. That’s my understanding.”

Asked why it was used, he replied: “There are two separate questions. One is, are our regulations correct? Do they permit the right kind of materials and ban the wrong kind of materials.

“Second question is were they correctly complied with? And obviously that will be a subject that the [public] inquiry will look at. It will also be a subject that the separate criminal investigation will be looking at.”

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2017/jun/18/grenfell-tower-fire-may-under-pressure-after-angry-exchanges-in-no-10-live-updates

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Reply Grenfell Tower fire: cladding was banned on UK high-rises, says Hammond live updates (Original post)
brooklynite Jun 2017 OP
exboyfil Jun 2017 #1
Stuart G Jun 2017 #2
Not Ruth Jun 2017 #3
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2017 #4
burrowowl Jun 2017 #5

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 08:14 AM

1. 5,000 British Pounds

That is what they saved by using this cladding. About a $100/life.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 08:34 AM

2. Life is cheap...and the company that put it on..should die.

Also, the people that run that company and made that decision..
..............should spend the rest of their lives in prison.............. Those people define greed!!!

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 08:43 AM

3. And if the government is at fault, what then?

 

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Response to Not Ruth (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 08:50 AM

4. Parliamentary governments face falling every day in Parliament if they lose a confidence motion.


May does not have a majority.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 08:03 PM

5. Jail those who condoned and allow this!

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