Rented Homes: End of Evictions Ban

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:32 pm on 22nd July 2020.

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Photo of David Simmonds David Simmonds Conservative, Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner 1:32 pm, 22nd July 2020

In my constituency, I have military families, returning from serving this country abroad, who are unable to regain access to their family homes because of the moratorium on evictions. I have neighbourhoods that are blighted because, despite the best action of local authorities to evict households that are a persistent source of antisocial behaviour, the moratorium means that those individuals are there, thumbing their noses at their neighbours and causing misery for many. May I encourage and invite the Minister to stick to his guns and ensure that we can still take robust action against those who abuse their position?