Discussions with ministers about rent control for London

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Siân Berry Siân Berry Green

Further to the commitment you made in our discussion on my question 2018/3040, on 22 November 2018, relating to details of meetings with ministers since you became Mayor where you or your officials have lobbied for rent control powers for London, could you now provide me with this information?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I have provided you with details of meetings that James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, City Hall officials, and I have had with Government ministers to discuss housing issues. None have been exclusively about rent control, but we have discussed regulation of the private rented sector many times. Following publication of my blueprint that sets out the powers I want from the Government to introduce rent controls, I will be seeking a meeting with the Secretary of State to discuss its demands.