Twelve people have been confirmed dead and seventy-five people treated in six hospitals following the fire in the Grenfell tower block in North Kensington Wednesday.
As indy100covered yesterday, people have been sharing articles reporting on a 2016 vote on an ammendent of the Housing and Planning Act in the House of Commons.
Conservative MPs voted down a Labour amendment which sought to ensure all private landlords made certain their homes were “fit for human habitation”.
As the earlier article has explained, the law that was voted down pertained to private landlords and therefore would have had no effect on the Grenfell tower on the Lancaster West estate in North Kensington.
In addition, the Metropolitan Police have said it is too early to speculate on the cause of the fire
Just a reminder: last year Tories voted down law requiring homes be fit for habitation #GrenfellTower #LondonFire https://t.co/I6u7TNzIDg
Despite the fact the two are not linked, people sharing last year's news does mean that the contentious issue of the rejected amendment has been thrust into the public dialogue once again.
According to Parliament's register of interests at the time, 72 of the MPs who voted down the amendment on homes being “fit for human habitation” were themselves landlords who derived an income from a property.
The 72 MPs who were registered as deriving income from property of over £10,000 a year and who voted against the law, were as follows: