Building safety inquiry begins – Levelling Up Committee holds two evidence sessions

 The Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee today (January 31st) begins the evidence hearings for its new inquiry into building safety and issues relating to funding and remediation.

Purpose of the session

The Committee will also hold an evidence session on Wednesday 2 February as part of this inquiry (ahead of a further Ministerial session which is planned for later in February).

The Committee’s inquiry is examining the announcements made by Secretary of State Michael Gove in his statement to the House of Commons on 10 January.

Witnesses on Monday include representatives of the developer and construction industries, and leaseholder representatives.

On Wednesday, the Committee will question local government and housing representatives and witnesses from the finance and insurance industries, as well as the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Full witness details for Monday’s and Wednesday’s evidence hearings are included further below.

The sessions are likely to examine topics including who should be responsible for paying for remediation, the scale of remediation required, and the impact of the Government’s announcements on industry, leaseholders, and the future building of social housing.

The full inquiry terms of reference are available here.

Witness Schedule

Monday 31st January

Building Safety: Remediation and Funding inquiry

From 4pm

  • David O’Leary, Policy Director, Home Builders Federation
  • John Mulyran, Group Managing Director, Ballymore
  • Peter Caplehorn, Chief Executive, Construction Products Association

From approx. 5pm

  • Liam Spender, Representative, UK Cladding Action Group
  • Ben Beadle, Chief Executive Officer, National Residential Landlords Association
  • Andrew Bulmer, CEO, Institute of Residential Property Management

Wednesday 2nd February

Building Safety: Remediation and Funding inquiry

From 10am

  • Kate Henderson, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation
  • Greeta Nada, Chief Executive and Chair of the G15 group of London housing associations, Metropolitan Thames Valley

From 11am

  • Richard Collins, Interim Chief Executive, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • James Dalton, Director General Insurance Policy, Association of British Insurers (ABI)
  • Charles Roe, Director of Mortgages, UK Finance

Further information


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