Housing (Change of Landlord)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:40 pm on 17th April 1989.

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Photo of Diane Abbott Diane Abbott , Hackney North and Stoke Newington 10:40 pm, 17th April 1989

Does my hon. Friend agree that it is all well and good for Ministers to sit and laugh and chatter through his excellent and carefully judged speech? If they had the week-in and week-out experience of London Members in dealing at their surgeries with people who have been in bed-and-breakfast hostels for years and who have had to bring up small children in that accommodation—in other words, if they had to deal with the victims of their housing policies—they would not be quite so glib and quite so happy. The regulations will do nothing to help the homeless and the poor and everything to aid and provide profits for property speculators.