CENTRAL Ealing and Acton MP Angie Bray has called on the government to keep an eye on insurance companies over their 'sluggish' responses to the riots.
Ms Bray brought up the subject at Business Questions in the House of Commons after she had heard first-hand how the tardiness of some firms had affected people's lives.
Leni White, who lost her home above the Ealing Green Local Supermarket, described the insurers as worse than the rioters when she spoke at a meeting of the national Communities and Victims Panel meeting at the Town Hall last month.
Speaking on Friday (28), Ms Bray asked the leader of the House of Commons Sir George Young to bring the matter to the business secretary's attention.
Yesterday she received a letter from Mark Hoban MP, financial secretary to the treasury. He said he had contacted the British Association of Insurers and that the organisation would be in contact with Ms Bray.
He added: "We will take seriously any evidence that it has not met the standards we expect."
Ms Bray said: “It’s not right that innocent members of the public and our upstanding local business-people who unfortunately got caught up in all this should still be suffering – least of all that they are unable to access the compensation they are entitled to. In the meantime, I would encourage anyone with a particular case of an injustice to let me know about it so I can raise it on their behalf.”