Communities and Local Government
Stephen Lloyd (Eastbourne, Liberal Democrat)
Andrew Stunell (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Communities and Local Government; Hazel Grove, Liberal Democrat)
The private rented sector has an important role in housing a wide range of households. The English Housing Survey published by my Department in July 2010 shows that some 24% of households living in the private rented sector are in receipt of housing benefit.
The independent review that we have commissioned from Sir Adrian Montague is exploring how we can increase building of new homes specifically for rent.