World MPs tear into ministers over the Grenfell Tower disaster as it emerges two thirds of those affected have STILL not been rehoused a year after the inferno

08:57  15 may  2018
08:57  15 may  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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emerges two thirds of those affected have STILL not been rehoused a year after the inferno . Eleven months after the blaze tore through the tower block, most of those displaced by it are still living MPs today tore into ministers for the failures surrounding the Grenfell Tower disaster as it

MPs today tore into ministers for the failures surrounding the Grenfell Tower disaster as it emerged two thirds of those left homeless have still not been give new homes a year after the tragedy.

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MPs today tore into ministers for the failures surrounding the Grenfell Tower disaster as it emerged two thirds of those left homeless have still not been give new homes a year after the tragedy.

Labour politicians said Theresa May had 'failed' to ensure the public inquiry into the inferno represented the communities torn apart by it.

And 11 months after the blaze tore through the tower block, most of those displaced by it are still living in hotel rooms and temporary accommodation, MPs heard.

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MPs tear into ministers over the Grenfell Tower disaster as it emerges two thirds of those affected have STILL not been rehoused a year after the inferno . Politicians bowed their heads for a 72-second silence - a second for every person killed as a result of the fire.

MPs tear into ministers over the Grenfell Tower disaster as it emerges two thirds of those affected have STILL not been rehoused a year after the inferno . Politicians bowed their heads for a 72-second silence - a second for every person killed as a result of the fire.

Eleven months after the blaze tore through the tower block, most of those displaced by it are still living in hotel rooms and temporary accommodation, MPs heard. Eleven months after the blaze tore through the tower block, most of those displaced by it are still living in hotel rooms and temporary accommodation, MPs heard. Meanwhile, local housing associations in the borough of Kensington where the fire happened, and other nearby boroughs are still selling off their homes.

The revelations were made  in a packed debate into Grenfell Tower and the public inquiry into it in Parliament's Westminster hall today.

Labour MP David Lammy, who lost his friend Khadija Saye, 24, in the fire, said: 'From the start the Prime Minister has failed to recognise who this inquiry is actually for.

'Today nearly one year on from the Grenfell fire disaster, and despite all the promises that have been made, 72 Grenfell households are still living in hotel rooms, a further 64 are still in temporary accommodation, and only a third have been housed.'

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MPs tear into ministers over the Grenfell Tower disaster as it emerges two thirds of those affected have STILL not been rehoused a year after the inferno . Politicians bowed their heads for a 72-second silence - a second for every person killed as a result of the fire.

MPs tear into ministers over the Grenfell Tower disaster as it emerges two thirds of those affected have STILL not been rehoused a year after the inferno . Politicians bowed their heads for a 72-second silence - a second for every person killed as a result of the fire.

a group of people sitting in front of a crowd: MP (pictured standing for a 72 second silence to remember the Grenfell victims in parliament today) tore into ministers for failing to do enough in the wake of Grenfell as they insisted lessons must be learnt from the tragedy© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited MP (pictured standing for a 72 second silence to remember the Grenfell victims in parliament today) tore into ministers for failing to do enough in the wake of Grenfell as they insisted lessons must be learnt from the tragedy He said the public inquiry must gain the trust of the community who lost their family, friends and homes in the inferno - Britain's worst post war fire.

Mr Lammy said: 'The inquiry...is for everyone who is grieving and carrying around the loss like a scar burning in their soul.....its for the people still living in hotel rooms 11 months on.

'The people have been badly let down...of course there is deep mistrust. Of course they have no faith in the Government or the establishment.'

a man wearing a suit and tie: Labour MP David Lammy (pictured in today's debate in Parliament) who lost his friend Khadija Saye, 24, said most of those left homeless are still living in temporary accommodation and hotel rooms© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Labour MP David Lammy (pictured in today's debate in Parliament) who lost his friend Khadija Saye, 24, said most of those left homeless are still living in temporary accommodation and hotel rooms Karen Buck, Labour MP for Westminster north, said she had been left 'shocked' the London Housing associations 'are still auctioning properties on the open market in areas like Kensington and Hammersmith...when there is a possibility some of those properties could be used to meet the needs.'

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After listening to MP after MP express their outrage at the Grenfell Tower fire for the best part of 90 minutes in an emergency meeting, housing minister Alok Sharma finally caved in to the pressure. “I can promise that everyone will be rehoused in the local area,” he said.

MPs tear into minsters over the Grenfell Tower disaster as it emerges two thirds of those affected have STILL not been rehoused a year after the inferno Labour MP David Lammy said the PM has ‘failed’ to understand needs of Grenfell Said most of those left homeless still living in hotel rooms

The emotional debate started with a 72-second silence in memory of all those killed as a result of the fire.

And Tory MP opened it by reading out the names of the 72 people killed.

Emma Dent Coad, the local Labour MP in Kensington, said the epopele of Grenfell have bene let down time and again by ministers.

a group of people standing in a room: labour MP Emma Dent Coad, pictured, with red hair, centre) joined other MPs in bowing their heads for the silence ahead of the debate© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited labour MP Emma Dent Coad, pictured, with red hair, centre) joined other MPs in bowing their heads for the silence ahead of the debate She said: 'On 15 June 2017 the day after the fire, while the tower was still smoldering the then communities secretary said funding would be available to families...and  guaranteed that every local family would be re-homed in the local area - a guarantee not delivered.'

Ms Dent-Coad said the local housing team are 'on their knees' and desperately need the Government to step in tohep them.

The debate was called after over 100,000 people signed a petition calling for the public inquiry to be broadened to reflect the diversity of the community.

Members of the community were in Westminster Hall to watch the debate as others staged a protest in parliament Square outside.

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