[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] — Decent Homes

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:44 pm on 27th January 2011.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat, Carshalton and Wallington 3:44 pm, 27th January 2011

I draw the hon. Gentleman's attention to the fact that there are many organisations that contract in that way and that should be put under a degree of scrutiny. For example, the Peabody Trust is in a protracted argument with the residents of BedZED, which it manages. The residents, who are a mix of owners, social tenants and part-rent, part-buy tenants and key workers, have obtained a quote for redecorating the residential block that is a fraction of the amount that Peabody is proposing to pay its contractors, which it will of course pass on to its residents.