Immigration: “Right to Rent” Scheme - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:08 pm on 6th June 2018.

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Photo of Lord Best Lord Best Crossbench 3:08 pm, 6th June 2018

My Lords, I declare my interest as the co-chair of the consultative panel on right to rent at the Home Office. I am delighted to hear today that we are to be called together again; it has been 18 months since we last met. Looking at this report from the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, does the Minister share my disappointment that, regarding the hostile environment we hoped would be created for rogue landlords, who willingly and knowingly take in illegal immigrants and then exploit them because they know no one will ever complain—whatever the rent and however awful the conditions—the report indicates that in fact very little has happened in that regard?