The cost residents are having to pay to remove dangerous cladding from their properties is "putting people under massive, massive strain", a Bromley MP says.

Tory Sir Bob Neill, representing Bromley and Chislehurst, pressured the Government to make funding available to homeowners affected.

He said the Government should be "speeding up the process" and "making sure that all systems which involve dangerous cladding" are brought "within the scope of the scheme."

"I know that the Government wants to do the right thing, previous secretaries of state were very clear about this, but there is a very real risk that the good intentions that were set out at the beginning of this are getting loss in the mire of bureaucracy," Sir Bob warned.

Flammable external cladding is thought to have been a major cause of the 2017 Grenfell tower tragedy, in which 72 people died. 

Homeowners have since been advised to remove certain types of cladding considered dangerous.

MPs argued that the Government must announce ring-fenced money in the upcoming budget to remove all forms of dangerous cladding. 

Fellow Tory Anne-Marie Morris (Newton Abbot) said that "the size of the pot is too small" and called on the Government to "redefine what is covered" and "take over" current claims which individuals "have neither the pocket nor the ability" to oversee.

Labour's Lucy Powell (Manchester Central) said: "The passing of the buck between freeholders, insurers, the Government, that period now has to stop."

Fellow Labour MP David Lammy (Tottenham) added that the situation is "entirely unacceptable because fire regulations and building regulations are rightly a responsibility of the Government and it is the Government that should step in to support these individuals".

Housing minister Esther McVey said that the debate on Wednesday had shown MPs at their "very best".

"Listening to the members here today, I think it really has shown MPs at their very best - bringing issues, cases, concerns, dilemmas to the floor to express what needs to be said here on behalf of constituents and it's from all sides of the House who want to be here to voice those concerns," said Ms McVey.

"We all know that this is causing much stress, anguish to residents and how do we support everybody in there?

"But I do think people can also appreciate that issues are evolving as time goes on and we also understand it is of no fault to the person who is the leaseholder who bought their home and now things have happened."