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All 4 results for boris speaker:Chris Ruane

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness (30 Apr 2018)

Chris Ruane: When the right hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) was London Mayor, he described Tory housing policy in poor areas as “social cleansing”. Many of the victims of that social cleansing have ended up on the streets of Torbay, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Blackpool and other seaside towns. What specific additional funds has the Department made available to those seaside towns to...

Amendment of the Law (29 Mar 2011)

Chris Ruane: ...the worst deprivation in the country. This Government did nothing to help those seaside towns; in fact, they worked against them. The changes that they have made to housing benefit will mean, as Boris Johnson has said, a Kosovo-style clear-out of the inner cities, especially London. Where will those people go? They will go to houses in multiple occupation in towns such as...

Opposition Day — [5th Allotted Day]: Housing Benefit (9 Nov 2010)

Chris Ruane: Like me, the hon. Lady represents a seaside town. If Kosovo-style clear-outs do take place in the inner cities- [Interruption.] It was Boris Johnson who used that phrase. If that does happen, it is logical to assume that people will go where there is cheap available accommodation: houses in multiple occupation in seaside towns such as the hon. Lady's and mine.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Seaside Towns (3 Nov 2010)

Chris Ruane: What assessment has the Minister made of the effect on seaside towns, especially Welsh seaside towns such as his and mine, of what Boris Johnson calls the "Kosovo-style" clear-out of people on housing benefits in inner cities?


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