Sajid Javid reveals low figure to MPs after high-rise blocks with Grenfell Tower-style material were tested in wake of tragedy

Of 173 high-rise social housing blocks fitted with aluminium cladding, just eight have been found to pass building regulations connected to fire safety, the government has said in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Twelve weeks after the blaze that devastated the west London block, killing about 80 people, Sajid Javid said tests carried out by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) found165 blocks with unsafe cladding.

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