British Prime Minister Theresa May has apologised for the failures by local and national government in responding to the Grenfell Tower fire.

Speaking in the Commons, Mrs May said the initial support on the ground for families was "not good enough" with people lacking basic information about what they should do and where help was available.

Survivors of the blaze are to be rehomed in a housing development where prices start at almost £1.6 million, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announced.

Around 68 one-,two- and three-bedroom "social housing" flats have been bought at the Kensington Row development in High Street Kensington, a week on from the disaster which left at least 79 dead.

The newly built homes in two blocks are on a site where private homes are on offer from £1,575,000 to £8.5 million and boast a 24-hour concierge and a private cinema, according to the website of developer St Edward.

They are around 1.5 miles from the tower in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea and were purchased by the City of London Corporation in a deal brokered by the Homes and Communities Agency.

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) said the "expectation is that these new properties will be offered as one of the options to permanently rehouse residents from Grenfell Tower".

Extra public money has been found to fit out the flats more quickly, and the developer has taken on more staff and relaxed working hours rules, DCLG said, with the aim of having the homes ready by the end of July.

An independent public advocate to help bereaved families after major disasters was announced in the Queen's Speech earlier today.

The speech confirmed plans for a public inquiry into the tragedy and a new strategy for resilience in major disasters could include a Civil Disaster Reaction Taskforce to help at times of emergency, and an independent advocate will support those affected and help them at inquests.