20 June, 2017
The Guardian and the BBC have reported in recent days that panels with a PE core were used in a refurbishment of the 24-storey tower bock that was completed a year ago.
Cundy said the death toll may still change, but not as significantly as it has in recent days. The search and recovery operation is likely to take many weeks and some victims may never be identified because of the intensity of the fire, Cundy said.
Barwell had told lawmakers that the government meant to review fire safety standards following a fatal fire at Lakanal House, a London high-rise in 2009.
In 2014, the council chose to hand back £100 to residents paying the top rate of council tax in 2014 after a claimed "overachieving efficiency drive", a decision criticised in a letter to the Guardian following the high-rise fire.
"Sadly, at this time there are 58 people who we have been told were in the Grenfell Tower on the night that are missing".
They feel they have been ignored because they are poor, he said.
Cundy said the "complex" and "exhaustive" investigation will focus on a range of issues including how the building was constructed, a recent refurbishment of it, how it is managed and maintained and fire safety measures.
Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy warned that the death toll could rise further as he formally identified a first victim as 23-year-old Syrian refugee Mohammad Alhajali.
Labour Party lawmaker David Lammy demanded that the government and police immediately seize all documents relating to Grenfell's renovation to prevent the destruction of evidence that could show criminal wrongdoing.
"The prime minister's work has been to make sure that the people on the ground get the support they need", said a spokesperson.
Two British ministers said Sunday that the new exterior cladding used in a renovation on Grenfell Tower may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations.
"We have colleagues in there as we speak, searching for and recovering those that have died".
Bishop Tomlin, who is speaking at Sunday's service, said after the meeting that residents left feeling they had been listened to.
The identification of the victims is proving very hard - which experts attribute to the extreme heat of the fire. British health authorities say that 19 fire survivors are still being treated at London hospitals, and 10 of them remain in critical condition.
Clement's Church near Grenfell Tower.
Mr Cundy said: "I absolutely understand the frustration of why figures haven't been released earlier". This relies on dental records, fingerprints and DNA when possible and also features like tattoos or scars.
This comes as the latest distressing images were revealed and homeless survivors were today promised a minimum £5,500 Government payout.
There has also been a public outcry at the government's initial failure to provide up-to-the minute information. At least 58 people are believed to have died in the blaze.
Engineering experts and fire safety specialists believe the building's exterior cladding may have quickly fueled the blaze, overwhelming fire protection devices. British officials have ordered a review of other buildings that have had similar renovations.
Council leader Nicholas Paget-Brown defended his authority's response, telling BBC's The World This Weekend: "This was a huge, sudden disaster, a complete tragedy". More than 3 million pounds ($3.8 million) have been raised for the victims. Victims were going to hotels, arriving at hotels, with no one from the council to greet them, to check them in, to give them clothes and food.
Before the fire, residents of the tower block had protested about cuts to the housing budget.
Residents say they were ignored and want the government to take responsibility.