Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:58 am on 18th November 2022.

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Photo of Gagan Mohindra Gagan Mohindra Conservative, South West Hertfordshire 10:58 am, 18th November 2022

Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, and I will on purpose be a bit slow with my introductory remarks because I may have to repeat them after the urgent question.

First, I commend my hon. Friend Bob Blackman, who is a passionate advocate for this particular area of our society. I also welcome the Minister, who I know is a doughty champion for our communities, especially in the housing arena. I think this is a really important Bill. My hon. Friend the Member for Harrow East spoke about its length, at 14 clauses, but I would argue that the quality definitely outweighs the length. It is one of those things that I think is really required. From the Government’s perspective, it is right that the legislation is there to encourage people to do the right thing. I am now purposefully elongating my words because I have about 10 seconds left. So it is something I will think about for another two seconds.

Proceedings interrupted (Standing Order No. 11(4)).