Private Rented Housing

Part of Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill – in the House of Commons at 7:15 pm on 9th May 1988.

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Photo of John Butterfill John Butterfill , Bournemouth West 7:15 pm, 9th May 1988

Can the hon. Gentleman conceive of any way in which it would be possible to encourage the private sector to invest in the provision of housing for rent if it had to provide the subsidy? Does he agree that if subsidies are to be provided, they must come from the public?