Localism Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:33 pm on 17th January 2011.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North 4:33 pm, 17th January 2011

Does my right hon. Friend share my concerns about passing to local government the responsibility to house people in the private sector? Rents are not regulated, tenancies are limited, conditions are often poor, and the tenant's power to control the way the landlord behaves or maintains the property is very limited. What we need is more council housing with secure tenancies at economic rents, as are currently charged. That is the real way out of the housing crisis.