Housing Need (London)

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

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Photo of Steve Pound Steve Pound Opposition Whip (Commons) 11:01 am, 29th June 2010

Bearing in mind your earlier strictures, Mr Howarth, I will be brief, and I am sure that all Members wish you a happy birthday.

With regard to the figures that my hon. Friend quoted in relation to private sector leasing, is the situation in his borough the same as in mine, where the majority of those PSL properties are former local authority properties that have been bought from the council and are now being leased back to it? Does he agree that one needs a strong stomach and a sense of irony to look at housing in London today?