Chloe Smith
MP for Norwich North

Reporting Back: Grenfell Tower and Building Safety and Building Safety Programme

Author: Chloe Smith, Updated: 09 November 2017 15:48

Following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower, the Government has sought to provide Parliament with regular updates on the progress it is making to ensure survivors of the blaze are adequately housed and that buildings across the country are safe for habitation and use.


Following on from the work I have done to reassure Norwich North residents, I have received an update from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which sets out what the Government has done to help those affected by the fire. The letter is a comprehensive explanation. It covers matters ranging from the rehousing of survivors to mental health and emotional support. Crucially, the letter addresses what work the Government is doing to make sure buildings across the country meet fire safety requirements. I have included a copy of the letter below and would encourage you to take a look.


Obviously my top priority is the safety of my constituents and I have been working closely with local authorities to ensure all residential tower blocks in Norwich North do not present a fire risk to those who live in them. I wrote to every tower block resident shortly after the accident to provide them with reassurance and the correspondence I have received from the local and fire authorities.


The Government will continue to work hard to ensure all of the survivors of the fire are adequately housed and that all necessary measures are taken to prevent such a disaster happening again.