Overcrowded Accommodation

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of Phyllis Starkey Phyllis Starkey Labour, Milton Keynes South West 2:30 pm, 20th May 2008

Milton Keynes council is using the private rented sector to try to provide more suitable accommodation for many of the people on its waiting list and those in overcrowded accommodation. However, does the Minister accept that a major disincentive for council tenants to move to the private sector is the security—or rather, the insecurity—of tenure in the private sector? Will she ensure that the review considers that issue seriously?

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