Private Rented Sector — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 1:49 pm on 29th November 2018.

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Photo of Teresa Pearce Teresa Pearce Labour, Erith and Thamesmead 1:49 pm, 29th November 2018

My constituency is in two boroughs with very different approaches. In 2016-17, one had to spend £5 million on temporary accommodation. For that borough, trying to end any sort of tenancy—no matter how bad the landlord—is counterintuitive, because it would then have to house the tenants but it does not have any housing stock. This issue is to do with political will and resources, and doing something about the private rented sector, but it is also about finding safe premises for people to live in—it is about supply, too. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the situation is very complicated?