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|9 Apr 2018, 1:42 p.m.||Grenfell Tower: Fires||Lord Kennedy of Southwark|
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many survivors from the Grenfell Tower fire have moved into permanent accommodation.
Answer (Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth)
Data provided by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea shows that, as of 22 March, 147 out of the 212 households from Grenfell Tower and Walk that need to be rehoused have accepted an offer of permanent accommodation. Of that number, 62 households have now moved into permanent accommodation.
The Council reports that it has made over 300 permanent homes available for survivors from Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk. It is critical that these properties meet the highest safety standards, and contractors have been appointed to ensure that necessary repairs and safety checks are carried out as a priority so that households will be able to move into their new homes.
I expect all households - regardless of their level of engagement - to be given whatever support they require to be rehoused as quickly as possible.