Houses in Multiple Occupation

Part of Office of the Deputy Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 14th May 2003.

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Photo of Chris Leslie Chris Leslie Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) 11:30 am, 14th May 2003

The hon. Gentleman mentioned specific issues that affect many seaside towns with areas where many tenants live in single large blocks, in bedsits and so forth. It is precisely because some of those larger houses of multiple occupation need licensing and better management that the Government are introducing the housing Bill that is now in draft.