Housing Associations - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:30 am on 8th February 2018.

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Photo of Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Bassam of Brighton Labour 11:30 am, 8th February 2018

My Lords, with some 40% of council homes that were sold under right to buy now owned for rent by private landlords, does the noble Lord not agree that the sale of council houses has ceased to be a policy promoting low-income home ownership and that it would be wise, given our shortage of affordable homes, to suspend right to buy and allow sales only if they can be replaced on a like-for-like basis?