Workers stand inside the burnt out remains of the Grenfell tower in London, Britain, October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay/File Photo
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Britain could ban the use of combustible materials on high-rise buildings in response to the Grenfell Tower fire that killed 71 people last June, the housing minister said on Thursday.Grenfell Tower, a 24-storey London social housing block, was engulfed in flames after fire broke out in the middle of the night. "The government will consult on banning the use of combustible materials and cladding systems on high-rise residential buildings," minister James Brokenshire told parliament.He was speaking after a government-ordered review of building regulations, published earlier, drew widespread criticism because it did not recommend an outright ban on combustible materials in tall housing blocks.
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