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Affordable Housing (London)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 26th January 2010.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey The Minister for Housing 2:30 pm, 26th January 2010

I recognise and pay tribute to the work that the hon. Gentleman does on these issues, which I know he follows closely. The short answer to his question is no, I have not studied that report. I would be interested to know whether the Lords Committee studied the changes that I made recently to the policy under which councils allocate council and housing association homes, because that makes it clear that migrants are not entitled to be on waiting lists in general, and it has given local authorities more leeway to allocate homes according to local pressures.

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