Homeless Young People — [John Robertson in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:06 pm on 21st January 2015.

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Photo of Simon Danczuk Simon Danczuk Labour, Rochdale 3:06 pm, 21st January 2015

Let me be clear: before entering Parliament, I carried out research into homelessness issues for 10 or 12 years while I was working for The Big Issue in the North, and I suspect I have met more homeless people and visited more homeless projects than the hon. Lady has had hot dinners, so I know what I am talking about. Let me make it clear that I am all in favour of consensus, but the Government need to be judged on their record on dealing with homelessness, and that record is very poor. I am in favour of consensus, but if the Government fail on this issue, it is right and important that young people see the Opposition challenging that failure and helping to come up with solutions.