The minister warned that amending the Bill again would delay its implementation and said the government was providing an additional £3.5 billion for the removal and replacement of unsafe cladding on buildings over six storeys.

Paul Afshar, campaigner for End Our Cladding Scandal, said: “Today’s vote shows the grave concern that politicians from all sides have about the very real impact of the building safety crisis on innocent peoples’ lives. 

“Millions are still living in dangerous buildings, with flammable cladding on the outside and defective fire protection inside, with the government still refusing to bite the bullet and properly help.

“It’s high time to get rid of the cladding tax on leaseholders, many of whom are first-time buyers who will be facing bankruptcy to solve a problem caused by the government’s inadequate regulations and developer malpractice.”