Homeless Young People — [John Robertson in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:36 pm on 21st January 2015.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Labour, Wansbeck 3:36 pm, 21st January 2015

Does my hon. Friend share my concern that not one speaker from the Government parties has mentioned welfare reform, which is having an impact on homelessness? Not one of them has talked about the bedroom tax, sanctions or the other things that we have mentioned. We are entitled to disagree about whether this is a political issue, but Sarah Newton suggested that we were lowering the tone of the debate by talking about politics. Politics is about choice, and politicians of all political persuasions are entitled to challenge other politicians. The political decisions that have been made are causing mayhem for young homeless people.