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Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:18 pm on 19th March 2015.

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Photo of Meg Hillier Meg Hillier Labour, Hackney South and Shoreditch 2:18 pm, 19th March 2015

The hon. Gentleman might have had a different experience in Norfolk, but in my constituency of Hackney South and Shoreditch, many of those “customers” are non-domiciled overseas landlords who never interact with the people who end up living in their homes. There is often a desire among those developers to get a quick, easy sale over a weekend in places such as Hong Kong and Dubai, rather than putting out to market properties that would benefit local people. Does the hon. Gentleman not agree that this really needs to be tackled?