Westminster Hall Debates, 14/09/21


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Yesterday I was honoured to speak in the Westminster Hall debate on reducing fire risk in high-rise social housing.

It was important to me that the human cost of Grenfell and vulnerable social housing tenants were at the forefront of the debate, and it was this point I sought to really highlight in my speech. I asked the Minister what steps the Government were taking to ensure that fire safety tests for construction products can never be tampered with again.  I was also grateful for the opportunity to ask the Member for Edinburgh South West, Joanna Cherry QC MP, what steps the Scottish Government are taking to remediate high-risk buildings, highlighting a constituent case.

You can read the transcript of my speech in Hansard, or watch it on Parliament TV.

I was then delighted to be able to listen in on the debate on the ban of fur sales, a topic I am deeply passionate about along with many of my constituents. I was grateful for the opportunity to make two interventions, calling attention to the health concerns the fur trade presents, and the lack of need for a regulated industry when public opinion so strongly supports an outright ban.

You can find a transcript of the debate in Hansard, or watch it on Parliament TV.