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[Mr. Bill Olner in the Chair] — Wardens (Sheltered Housing)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:28 am on 20th October 2009.

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Photo of John Pugh John Pugh Shadow Minister (Health), Shadow Minister (Treasury) 10:28 am, 20th October 2009

My hon. Friend is making an excellent point about the specific nature of consultation and how it can be tailored to individual circumstances. One consultation pattern is for large housing associations to consult at national level and ignore the variants in establishments across the country. In such a situation, consultation has taken place, but it is not the right kind of consultation-with the residents on site.