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Listen: Still no sprinkler system at Lakanal
BBC Radio 4
A tower block that succumbed to fire in 2009 still has no sprinkler system admits Southwark Council leader.
Six people died after the fire at Lakanal House in Camberwell.
Labour Councillor Peter John told Martha Kearney: "We have spent £62m improving fire safety across our estate" but "the government hasn't given us a blank cheque" to carry out works.
Mr John said if the government increased councils' powers "to borrow against its housing revenue account" then they could do far more.
He added: "You do not hear of tragedies like this happening in private blocks...it's a scandal."