I have been contacted by some of my constituents about the tragic events at Grenfell Tower in London. I am deeply concerned by the event and of course my best wishes and condolences are extended to all that have been affected by the tragedy.
It is right that in circumstances such as these we support the emergency services to firstly deal with the fire and subsequent search. However, it is vital that a full investigation is undertaken to ascertain the full reasons for both the cause and the spread of the fire.
In my constituency there are a number of high rise buildings and I have taken steps to seek assurances that all appropriate fire safety measures are in place and have been effectively tested.
Peter Dowd MP