Private Rented Sector

Part of Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 1:07 pm on 25th June 2014.

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Photo of Nicholas Boles Nicholas Boles The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 1:07 pm, 25th June 2014

I am grateful for that intervention because I entirely share the hon. Gentleman’s outrage at the suggestion that these practices are taking place. As Emma Reynolds said, there are already powers to deal with that, but it is important that they are used and enforced, and I hope very much that local authorities and police forces around the country will look closely at any evidence presented to them by “Panorama” or anyone else.