Government advisers to consult on whether panels could be used in some cases while warning that removing them could increase fire risk

Government experts suggest cladding panels that have been found to be combustible on 149 tower blocks after the Grenfell fire could still be used safely in some circumstances and warn that removing them could increase fire risk.

An advisory body headed by Sir Ken Knight, the former government chief fire and rescue adviser, said tests carried out following the blaze only examined the filler inside the aluminium panels.

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