[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] — Decent Homes

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:29 pm on 27th January 2011.

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Photo of Nicky Morgan Nicky Morgan Conservative, Loughborough 3:29 pm, 27th January 2011

I understand what the hon. Lady is saying about the two-star rating and, listening to this debate, I can see both sides of the argument on the two stars. However, I represent part of the borough of Charnwood, in which Charnwood Neighbourhood Housing is the ALMO. It has struggled for a long time to get to its two-star rating. Under the previous Labour-controlled local administration, it had no stars. We are now up to one star, and are trying very hard to get to two. The difficulty with the hon. Lady's argument is that the tenants, through no fault of their own-the problems with management are not their fault-have lost out on any investment over the past 13 years in relation to decent homes. Now they are in round six and still face receiving less money. Does she appreciate that point?