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Housing Succession Policy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:18 pm on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Rushanara Ali Rushanara Ali Labour, Bethnal Green and Bow 5:18 pm, 31st October 2019

I would be grateful if the Minister addressed the point about discretion. In some cases, discretion is being applied positively, humanely and compassionately, but, because of the pressures that local authorities face, in others they are being very hard line, which is the subject of the debate. Is she prepared to write to local authorities, giving them clear instructions on such situations, so that we avoid causing further harm to people’s lives?