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For years, people in Wales have been living in fear as a result of dangerous cladding with very little help coming from the Welsh Labour Government

Cash not advice required for cladding say Welsh Conservatives

The Welsh Conservatives have called on Labour to quickly roll out funding for people living in flats with dangerous cladding.

The call comes as the Labour Government announced an advice scheme for people living in flats with dangerous cladding.

Only two weeks ago, the First Minister has previously been unable to answer how much money has specifically been set aside to tackle dangerous cladding in Wales.

Data released under the Freedom of Information Act, shows that Labour’s Minister for Housing only met housing developers three times in 2021 for a grand total of 2 and a half hours.

Commenting, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Housing, Janet Finch-Saunders MS said:

“For years, people in Wales have been living in fear as a result of dangerous cladding with very little help coming from the Labour Government. People living in these flats don’t need advice, they need access to cash.

“While the UK Conservative Government has been leading the way in dealing with dangerous cladding, Labour in Wales has been too slow in rolling out funding.

“It is vital that financial support is made available so people are not forced to sell their flats to the Minister and can finally live in their homes without fear.

“Labour ministers in Cardiff Bay need to treat this issue with the severity it deserves and ensure people living in dangerous flats have access to cash quickly.”