Backbench Business — [25th Allotted Day] — Social Housing in London

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 1:36 pm on 5th May 2011.

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Photo of John Martin McDonnell John Martin McDonnell Labour, Hayes and Harlington 1:36 pm, 5th May 2011

I was head of the Camden council’s policy unit during the 1980s. I remember with pride the engagement and investment in developing tenants’ associations. They gave us a hard time—they were in your face—but they played an important democratic role in the raising of standards. In the case of the larger housing associations, that whole ethos has completely gone.