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Labour MP Lammy on riots: 'People still destitute'

The Labour MP for Tottenham, David Lammy, has told Victoria Derbyshire on BBC Radio 5Live that "people are still standing destitute" after the riots over the summer.

Mr Lammy was taking part in a live audience debate in north London on the station.

He said there would have been a quicker response to an overseas disaster than there has been in Tottenham.

He described the response of insurance companies, particularly Zurich, as "woeful".

Zurich responded saying; "We're sorry that Mr Lammy believes Zurich's response has been poor."

"We were first on the scene when the police cordons were lifted and the first insurer to extend our own claims notification period to 30 days (from 7 days) to assist customers responding to the sad events of 3 months ago."

"We are committed to fulfilling our responsibilities with our policyholders."

  • 14 Nov 2011
  • From the section UK
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