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Part of Housing and Planning Bill – in the House of Commons at 7:30 pm on 3rd May 2016.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North 7:30 pm, 3rd May 2016

Does my right hon. Friend also recognise that there is a phenomenon known as “right to buy to let”, which has seen, for example, ex-council flats on the Amberley estate in my constituency, which would have been rented for £140 a week under the council, now being rented for £690 a week? In some cases, they are used to place homeless families in temporary accommodation. Is that not a phenomenal waste of resources?