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Part of Debate on the Address – in the House of Commons at 6:17 pm on 6th May 1992.

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Photo of Michael Spicer Michael Spicer Chair, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology 6:17 pm, 6th May 1992

My hon. Friend is on an important point, and, as a former housing Minister, I feel strongly about what he is saying. Whereas even five or 10 years ago 50 per cent. of housing was in the private rented sector, the figure is now down to about 5 or 6 per cent. Is not the central issue the landlord's return on investment—in addition to the protective or anti-protective measures to which my hon. Friend has referred?