Private Rented Sector

Part of Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 2:37 pm on 25th June 2014.

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Photo of Jack Dromey Jack Dromey Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 2:37 pm, 25th June 2014

A register would be a means to an end. It would not be sufficient in itself, but ultimately, this is about an effective approach to enforcement. I stress again that a register would be of benefit to good landlords because it would inform them of their rights and entitlements.

In conclusion, in my former being in the union, I used to say that, for all the problems, nothing is impossible. The scale of the housing crisis in this country is absolutely immense, but so too is the scale of our ambition. As our leader said last September, and as the shadow Housing Minister has said so often since, it requires the kind of determination that characterised the 1945 Labour Government. The 2015 Labour Government will have exactly that determination—homes for all at a price they can afford.