Private Rented Sector (Young Homebuyers)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 12th March 2012.

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Photo of Chris Williamson Chris Williamson Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) 2:30 pm, 12th March 2012

I wonder what will shake the Housing Minister out of his complacency. Surveys show that 90% of private sector tenants would prefer to be living under another form of tenure, but his policies are trapping more and more people in private rented accommodation, paying ever-increasing rents. Despite his rhetoric, the Housing Minister is failing those tenants and failing to achieve his claims that this Government would build more homes than Labour achieved. When will he get a grip on this housing crisis and stop making empty announcements that fail to live up to expectations?