NEWS: Hackitt to give evidence on Grenfell fire and safety regs report

Dame Judith Hackitt is to give evidence this afternoon into the independent review of building regulations and fire safety following the Grenfell Tower Fire.

The session comes as the interim report into findings of the independent review of building regulations and fire safety was published today.

Writing in the Building a Safer Future report, Hackitt, the chair of the review, says: “It has become clear that the whole system of regulation, covering what is written down and the way in which it is enacted in practice, is not fit for purpose, leaving room for those who want to take shortcuts to do so.”

The session takes place before the Communities and Local Government Committee.

MPs are likely to ask about the key findings so far and how the Review is feeding in to the Public Inquiry.

The Review was established by the Department for Communities and Local Government in August following the fire at the tower block in west London in June in which 71 people died. The final report is due in spring 2018.

Interim report for the independent review of building regulations and fire safety here

Follow the evidence hearings into the inquiry here