[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] — Decent Homes

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:55 pm on 27th January 2011.

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Photo of Chris Williamson Chris Williamson Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) 4:55 pm, 27th January 2011

It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship for the first time, Mr Bone. I congratulate my hon. Friend Mr Betts on his excellent opening speech, which set the scene for today's excellent debate.

Tom Brake referred to ALMOs, almost as a default position, as being better than local authorities. That is slightly unfair-probably very unfair-on the many local authorities that do an excellent job.