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Part of Prime Minister – in the House of Commons on 18th March 2020.

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Photo of Siobhain McDonagh Siobhain McDonagh Labour, Mitcham and Morden

Apart from rent arrears, eviction from a private tenancy—a section 21 no-fault eviction—is the biggest reason for homelessness. On Friday, I met a 77-year-old woman who had lived in her home for 15 years, and a couple caring for a sister with Down’s syndrome. Both households were due for eviction today. Will the Prime Minister ask the courts to stop section 21 evictions to take the pressure off hard-pressed councils and these really worried families?