Housing Associations — [Albert Owen in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:59 pm on 12th June 2019.

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Photo of Jon Cruddas Jon Cruddas Labour, Dagenham and Rainham 3:59 pm, 12th June 2019

This is an important debate. We had similar issues in Tower Hamlets, across Barking and Dagenham and Havering, with Old Ford, which was Circle Housing, and a notorious case on the Orchard Village estate because of a lack of effective regulation across the sector. At the same time, a number of housing associations increasingly saw their role as being developers, rather than fulfilling their historical ethical role of delivering for working people. Does my hon. Friend agree that the lack of regulation plays into the changing role of housing associations across the sector?