Theresa May has confirmed the cladding on Grenfell Tower did not comply with building regulations, as she promised a root and branch review of building safety. Addressing MPs during PMQs, Mrs May also announced that 120 tower blocks in 37 local authority areas had now failed fire safety tests. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the disaster should be a "wake up call" and blamed failures in tower block safety on Tory council cuts. “When you cut local authority expenditure by 40% you end up with fewer building control inspectors. When you cut local authority budgets by 40% we all pay a price in public safety," he said.
It has also been revealed that retired Court of Appeal
judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick has been chosen to lead the public inquiry into the
Grenfell Tower fire.
with courtesy of "The Guardian",