Housing Need (London)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:01 am on 29th June 2010.

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Photo of Andrew Love Andrew Love Labour, Edmonton 11:01 am, 29th June 2010

I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this important debate. I apologise that I will need to slip out of the Chamber part of the way through it, but I hope to be back at the end.

I want to raise with my hon. Friend-and indeed all hon. Members present-the human tragedy behind those figures. People are living in temporary accommodation for four, five or six years. They move constantly and are unable to settle anywhere. The children of such people are really badly affected by continually having to up sticks to move to other accommodation. Should we not be most concerned about that situation?