Lord Greenhalgh resigns as Building Safety and Fire Minister

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Lord Stephen Greenhalgh has resigned as Building Safety and Fire Minister amid the flurry of Government resignations last week. Greenhalgh published his letter of resignation to soon to be former Prime Minister Boris Johnson. It read:

“As Building Safety Minister I have worked hard to ensure that a tragedy like Grenfell never happens again. The Building Safety Act is the landmark legislation that delivers on that mission. This act has brought about the biggest changes to building safety legislation in our history. The act not only addresses the total building safety regulatory system failure head on but also protects leaseholders who are the victims in the building safety crisis.

“As Fire Minister I set out the most comprehensive plans for reform in decades in the government’s Fire and Rescue Service Reform White Paper with the Home Secretary on 18 Ma.y

“It has been a privilege to serve you alongside you in both City Hall and in your government. I am saddened at the turn of events that has resulted in your decision to stand down as Prime Minister. Now that the die has been cast, I have decided that this is the right time for me to resign. Of course, I will continue to serve the Government from the back benches.”

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