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Ní Chuilín welcomes Housing Executive commitment over tower blocks

15 June, 2017 - by Carál Ní Chuilín


Sinn Féin MLA Carál Ní Chuilín has welcomed the Housing Executive’s commitment that it will carry out urgent inspections of all social housing tower blocks following the Grenfell fire tragedy in London.

The North Belfast MLA said:

“I welcome the news that the Housing Executive is set to carry out urgent inspections of all social housing tower blocks following the Grenfell fire tragedy in London.

“Yesterday I wrote to the Housing Executive to seek clarification on procedures for emergency evacuation for residents living in tower blocks.

“I also raised the concerns of several residents from the seven towers in the New Lodge about the use of cladding on the tower blocks and I am reassured the Housing Executive has stated it will take on board any relevant findings of the investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire. 

“I would urge the Housing Executive and the Fire and Rescue Service to continue to carry out regular health and safety checks on the tower blocks.” 

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