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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:07 pm on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Ruth Cadbury Ruth Cadbury Labour, Brentford and Isleworth 4:07 pm, 16th March 2020

My hon. Friend was excellently covering council income, but one area I am concerned about, and have heard nothing about, is council rents. Many council tenants are at risk of losing work or being forced into self-isolation, and they might not get paid. I appreciate the Government’s work on statutory sick pay, but that will not be enough to pay council or housing association rents. Does my hon. Friend share my concern that many people could be at risk of arrears unless the Government support councils in addressing that issue?