Clive Betts: When the Select Committee last looked at the issue of the arrangements for the regulation of letting agents, we recommended, simply as a first step, that letting and managing agents should be “subject to the same regulation that currently governs sales agents.” The Government response at the time was that this would “impose a new burden on local authorities, increase costs...
Clive Betts: I am just storing it up.
Clive Betts: rose—
Clive Betts: I will let my hon. Friend expand on that point, then I will come in.
Clive Betts: I will in a second.
Clive Betts: Can I come in on that point?
Clive Betts: I thank my hon. Friend for allowing me to intervene. He accuses the Government of not talking, but they have talked at great length to the leaders of councils and to councils in the Sheffield city region. When the deal was signed up to by the four council leaders in the South Yorkshire districts in 2014, that was before Chesterfield and Bassetlaw came in. They came in at a later stage and if...
Clive Betts: Sure.