Theresa May calls for cladding investigation after Grenfell Tower fire


There should be a “major national investigation” into the use of cladding on high-rise towers, Theresa May says.

It comes as it was revealed cladding from 95 towers in 32 local authority areas in England had failed fire safety tests – all of the samples submitted so far since the Grenfell Tower fire.

An expert panel to advise on immediate safety action has been appointed.

A public inquiry has already been ordered into the 14 June blaze, which is feared to have left 79 people dead.

‘No stone unturned’

Before Grenfell, tower block fires in England were at an at least seven-year low, figures show.

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