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Housing: Underoccupancy Charge — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:22 am on 12th December 2013.

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Photo of Baroness Browning Baroness Browning Conservative 11:22 am, 12th December 2013

My Lords, the National Debtline has announced today that the most rapid growth in personal debt is in the area of rent arrears. In the context of the Question asked by the noble Baroness, Lady Hollis, will my noble friend agree to examine on a regular basis the way in which personal debt is accounted for by rent arrears and to identify exactly why that is and what remedies might be brought in to suppress the increase of personal debt in this way?