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Housing: Accessibility - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:44 pm on 22nd July 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Campbell of Surbiton Baroness Campbell of Surbiton Crossbench 2:44 pm, 22nd July 2019

My Lords, I thank the Minister for his reply, but he will be aware of alarming research published last month by the housing association Habinteg, which revealed that the inaccessible housing crisis for disabled people is rising quite rapidly, largely because only 1% of new homes being built will be suitable for wheelchair users to live in. This is unacceptable. I am aware that the Government are going to consult on this issue, but we simply cannot wait another year or more for tangible action. Will the Minister meet me to discuss this latest research with Habinteg and to talk about what can be done now and in the very short term to alleviate the crisis?