Private Rented Sector

Part of Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 2:02 pm on 25th June 2014.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North 2:02 pm, 25th June 2014

My hon. Friend is making a characteristically passionate speech. Does he share my concern that at the very time when the impact is being felt, as he describes, we are seeing a collapse in the provision of advice services, particularly for housing? This morning’s statistics on legal aid provision show, for example, that the number of housing cases for which legal aid was provided has fallen from 126,000 to 55,000, so at the time of greatest need, people are finding less advice and assistance available to them.