CAROLINE Lucas has arranged a debate in the House of Commons to highlight the plight of customers let down by insolvent building firm DMB Solutions.

More than 50 of the Brighton company’s former customers have complained to Trading Standards about the service they received from it.

They were left with leaking roofs and missing doors when the firm went bust over the new year, but many have said problems started months or even years before.

Customers have lost their life savings, paying large sums of money for work which they say was never done, or not done adequately.

But Brighton Pavilion MP Ms Lucas is concerned there is no government agency – not Trading Standards, Action Fraud or the Insolvency Service – which will fight on behalf of those who now find themselves tens of thousands of pounds out of pocket.

In Monday’s adjournment debate, Ms Lucas will share the experiences of 84-year Brighton resident Norma Smith, who took on DMB last summer and paid in full before work commenced.

Norma said the contract time of four weeks stretched into months, while she was confined to living in her bedroom. She cancelled part of the project but money was never refunded.

She said: “I do hope that the company will be fully investigated, as the damage, not only in financial terms but also the emotional toll, has been huge.”

The Green Party leader will bring to the attention of the Government the fact that many DMB customers received large invoices just days before the company went into voluntary administration.

She intends to say: “The House of Commons library has been quite emphatic in advising me that there is nothing that Trading Standards will now be able to do for those of my constituents who have lost out as a result of the collapse of DMB Solutions.

“My office have consulted with a local lawyer specialising in consumer rights, who suggested the Insolvency Service, not Trading Standards, is the appropriate body for my constituents to complain to about DMB Solutions.

“My constituents are confused and they need clarity about who is responsible for ensuring enforcement of the law against the directors of DMB Solutions.”

She will ask for clarity, and for the Government to try to do more to protect consumers.